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Incorporating social media into dermatologic education

  • Author(s): Ko, Lauren N
  • Rana, Jasmine
  • Burgin, Susan
  • et al.
Creative Commons 'BY-NC-ND' version 4.0 license
Abstract

In the current digital age, medical education has slowly evolved from the largely lecture-based teaching style of the past to incorporate more interactive pedagogical techniques, including use of social media. Already used readily by millennial trainees and clinicians, social media can also be used in innovative ways to teach trainees and facilitate continuing education among practicing clinicians. In this commentary, we discuss many learning benefits of social media and review potential pitfalls of employing social media in both trainee and physician dermatological education.

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