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Ten reasons why doctors should use Twitter

Dr. Anne Marie Cunningham is an expert healthcare practitioner of the social web.

She offers insightful, incisive critiques of the use-value of social environments in the education and practice of healthcare professionals, and her blog is a must-add to your RSS reader.

Earlier today, she delivered a presentation at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Association for the Study of Medical Education entitled ‘Why does a Twittering doctor tweet’ (parallel sessions timetable PDF).

I look forward to reviewing the full presentation in due course. In the interim, as the event was not streamed Anne Marie has been kind enough to share the ten reasons why she believes healthcare professionals interested in medical education should use Twitter:

Anne Marie Cunningham tweet from #ASME2012

Anne Marie Cunningham tweet from #ASME2012

Personally, I’d extend that definition to include healthcare professionals of every stripe as I’d contend that the same benefits are both conferred upon and received by all those practitioners who elect to participate in social environments within the broader context of medicine’s education-practice-education continuum.

5 thoughts on “Ten reasons why doctors should use Twitter

  1. Pingback: Ten reasons why doctors should use Twitter « Health Care Social Media Monitor

  2. Hi Andrew, thanks for this. I’d raise your bar even higher than all healthcare professionals, why stop there! I’d reckon that these ten work for anyone, anywhere and patients or general public could also really benefit for these reasons too.

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