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ABSTRACT: Using social media to improve continuing medi… [Mayo Clin Proc. 2012] – PubMed – NCBI

Abstract OBJECTIVE: To determine continuing medical education (CME) course participants' use of social media (SM) and their attitudes about the value of SM for enhancing CME education and to examine associations between participants' characteristics and attitudes toward SM. via Using social media to improve continuing medi... [Mayo Clin Proc. 2012] - PubMed -

ABSTRACT: The role of social media in dental education. [J Dent Educ. 2012] – PubMed – NCBI

Abstract Social media, also known as Web 2.0, includes a set of web-based technologies in which users actively share and create content through open collaboration. The current students in dental school are Millennial learners who are comfortable using social media, such as Facebook and Twitter, for both socialization and learning. This

ABSTRACT: Blended learning in anesthesia educat… [Curr Opin Anaesthesiol. 2012] – PubMed – NCBI

Abstract PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Educators in anesthesia residency programs across the country are facing a number of challenges as they attempt to integrate blended learning techniques in their curriculum. Compared with the rest of higher education, which has made advances to varying degrees in the adoption of online learning anesthesiology education has

ABSTRACT: A critical examination of the time and workload in… [Med Teach. 2012] – PubMed – NCBI

Abstract Background: Although there is increasing pressure on Universities to implement e-learning, this 'glorious revolution' has been met with disappointing results and universities have struggled to engage academic staff, who are major stakeholders, with its use. Although literature suggests online teaching adds to traditional faculty workload, information surrounding the actual 'cost'

ABSTRACT: Impact of interactive web-based education… [J Med Internet Res. 2012] – PubMed – NCBI

Abstract BACKGROUND: The effects of various educational strategies have been examined in continuing medical education. Web-based learning has emerged as an alternative to ordinary classroom lessons. OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether an interactive Web-based course including personal guidance via email or cellular phone texting may be used to improve practice behavior of general practitioners in

RESOURCE: Should we be more short term in our thinking about medical education?

"George Miller famously said in the context of medical education that, “assessment drives learning,” and Richard Hays in a different take on the same subject said, “if assessment drives learning, then let’s ensure that it drives learning in the right direction.” Both quotes emphasise the importance of assessment in medical

Doctors, Like Their Patients, Use Google for Health Information – Health Blog – WSJ

"When doctors were asked how often they used certain sources to gain information used to diagnose, treat and care for patients, 68% said they “frequently” consulted professional journals and 60% said the same about colleagues. And just under half — 46% — said general web browsers. Conferences and events and

RESOURCE: New social network, developed solely for members of medical school community, goes live this week

“Once users have activated their accounts by logging into CAP for the first time (at, they can start using the new system to post updates, check what others are doing and build a network of colleagues. The range of collaboration features in CAP will be familiar to those who are already active on existing social networks.

RESOURCE: How associations can use social media to build influence and increase their reach | SmartBlogs SmartBlogs

"The way for associations to grow their membership is to have a thriving open community around them where stakeholders (members and non-members, who care about what they care about) are able and willing to share the love with their individual networks. In order to do that, they need to be