D7

D7

  • 11 May 2021

D7: Social media: force for good or evil in medical education?

Session objectives:

  • Gain insights into the principle benefits for academic engagement with social media platforms, including Twitter and Instagram.
  • Identify the risks social media may pose to professionalism, health and learning behaviours amongst undergraduates and postgraduates.
  • Develop understanding of the evidence base behind effective social media learning for undergraduate medical students. 

Session summary:
Social media is one of the most rapidly growing arenas of medical education, with a recent explosion of activity related to educational delivery, assessment, reflection and wellbeing. This ASME debate will tackle the double-edge sword that is social media, drawing on educational theory to provide practical tips and notes of caution for educators.          

Session hosted by:
ASME

Session theme:
Teaching and facilitating learning

Target audience group:
Undergraduates
Postgraduates
Managers
Academics
Researchers
Policy Makers

Target care sector:
E-learning

D7: Social media: force for good or evil in medical education?

Session objectives:

Session summary:
Social media is one of the most rapidly growing arenas of medical education, with a recent explosion of activity related to educational delivery, assessment, reflection and wellbeing. This ASME debate will tackle the double-edge sword that is social media, drawing on educational theory to provide practical tips and notes of caution for educators.          

Session hosted by:
ASME

Session theme:
Teaching and facilitating learning

Target audience group:
Undergraduates
Postgraduates
Managers
Academics
Researchers
Policy Makers

Target care sector:
E-learning