Social Media and Professional Development for Oncology Professionals
A healthcare social media research article published in JCO Oncology Practice, July 31, 2022
- Social Media and Professional Development for Oncology Professionals
- Authors (alpha)
- Anusha Chidharla, Audun Utengen, Deanna J. Attai, Elizabeth Henry, Emily K. Drake, G.J. van Londen, Ishwaria M. Subbiah, Martina Murphy, Maura M. Barry, Merry J. Markham, Michael A. Thompson, Rami Manochakian, Scott Moerdler, Stacy Loeb, Stephanie L. Graff, Yan Leyfman
- July 31, 2022
- JCO Oncology Practice
The use of social media continues to increase in health care and academia. Health care practice, particularly the oncologic field, is constantly changing because of new knowledge, evidence-based research, clinical trials, and government policies. Therefore, oncology trainees and professionals continue to strive to stay up-to-date with practice guidelines, research, and skills. Although social media as an educational and professional development tool is no longer completely new to medicine and has been embraced, it is still under-researched in terms of various outcomes. Social media plays several key roles in professional development and academic advancement. We reviewed the literature to evaluate how social media can be used for professional development and academic promotion of oncology professionals.
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