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ABSTRACT: Use of a secure social media platform to facilitate reflection in a residency program

BACKGROUND:
Reflective writing is used to promote learning and professional growth in medical education. Sharing reflections with peers and supervisors facilitates feedback that enhances understanding.
OBJECTIVE:
We explored the feasibility of using a secure social media platform to share reflections and promote reflective discussions in an emergency medicine residency program.
METHODS:
This was a prospective pilot investigation evaluated with a poststudy opinion survey. Reflective discussions were also described using basic quantitative and qualitative methods.
RESULTS:
The 2-month, voluntary, pilot study included 21 faculty and 36 residents. Faculty posted reflections and replies (n  =  146) more frequently than residents did (n  =  48). Survey data suggested both groups found the platform engaging and easy to use, valued the security of the platform, and felt the conversations were valuable to their professional development.
CONCLUSIONS:
Secure social media offers a feasible option for sharing reflections and facilitating reflective discussions in medical education.

via Use of a secure social media platform to fac… [J Grad Med Educ. 2014] – PubMed – NCBI.

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