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ABSTRACT: Globalization of Continuing Professional Development by Journal Clubs via Microblogging: A Systematic Review. – PubMed – NCBI

BACKGROUND: Journal clubs are an essential tool in promoting clinical evidence-based medical education to all medical and allied health professionals. Twitter represents a public, microblogging forum that can facilitate traditional journal club requirements, while also reaching a global audience, and participation for discussion with study authors and colleagues. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the

ABSTRACT: Social media and dentistry: some reflections on e-professionalism.

The proliferation of digital technology is impacting on the training and development of healthcare professionals. Research on the online behaviour of medical and pharmacy students indicates that social media poses a number of risks to the professional practice of healthcare professionals. General Dental Council guidelines on the use of social

ABSTRACT: The role of cognitive function in the relationship between age and health literacy: a cross-sectional analysis of older adults in Chicago, USA.

OBJECTIVES:To investigate how 3 measures of health literacy correlate with age and the explanatory roles of fluid and crystallised cognitive abilities in these relationships among older adults.DESIGN:Cross-sectional baseline analysis of the 'LitCog' cohort study.SETTING:1 academic internal medicine clinic and 5 federally qualified health centres in Chicago, USA.PARTICIPANTS:English-speaking adults (n=828) aged

ABSTRACT: Designing spaces for the networked learning landscape

Abstract The concept of the learning landscape is used to explore the range of learning environments needed at multiple scales to better align with changes in the medical education curriculum. Four key scales that correspond to important types of learning spaces are identified: the classroom, the building, the campus and

ABSTRACT: Feasibility of a virtual learning collaborative to implement an obesity QI project in 29 pediatric practices.

BACKGROUND: Quality improvement (QI) activities are required to maintain board certification in pediatrics. However, because of lack of training and resources, pediatricians may feel overwhelmed by the need to implement QI activities. Pediatricians also face challenges when caring for overweight and obese children. OBJECTIVE: To create a virtual (online) QI learning collaborative through

ABSTRACT: A novel use of Twitter to provide feedback and evaluations.

BACKGROUND: Inconsistencies in work schedules and faculty supervision are barriers to monthly emergency medicine (EM) resident doctor evaluations. Direct and contemporaneous feedback may be effective in providing specific details that determine a resident's evaluation. OBJECTIVES: To determine whether Twitter, an easy to use application that is available on the Internet via smartphones and

ABSTRACT: [Exponential use of social media in medicine: Example of the interest of Twitter© in urology.]

AIM: Social media (#SoMe) has changed the face of modern medicine. Our purpose was to asses the potential interest of Twitter in the field of urology. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A systematic review of the literature has been performed using PubMed without timeline restriction with the following keywords (MeSH): social media; Web 2.0; Twitter;

ABSTRACT: Variability in Spine Surgery Procedures Performed During Orthopaedic and Neurological Surgery Residency Training: An Analysis of ACGME Case Log Data

BACKGROUND: Current spine surgeon training in the United States consists of either an orthopaedic or neurological surgery residency, followed by an optional spine surgery fellowship. Resident spine surgery procedure volume may vary between and within specialties. METHODS: The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education surgical case logs for graduating orthopaedic surgery and neurosurgery

ABSTRACT: Happiness, stress, a bit of vulgarity, and lots of discursive conversation: A pilot study examining nursing students’ tweets about nursing education posted to Twitter.

BACKGROUND: The use of social media platforms like Twitter within/for nursing education has become more common in recent years. Regardless, it is unclear how nursing students use technology like Twitter during the course of their nursing education. AIM: The aim of this paper was to explore how nursing students describe elements of their