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All the Tweets Under the Sun: How to Shine on Twitter

Objective: On completion of this session, participants will:
•    Describe the basics of Twitter, including vocabulary, etiquette & best practices
•    Understand the purpose of and practical applications for using the Twitter platform
•    Demonstrate how to engage with the Twitter community, including groups large and small, from the broader meded community, to the attendees of FDS
•    Understand the importance of academic social media usage in the context of institutional social media guidelines including ways to collaborate with the Meded community, use Twitter for academic research, & teach medical learners.

Workshop Agenda
: At start of the session, there will be Twitter vocab matching games on the table for participants to play/work on when they enter.
•    We will define twitter-related vocabulary and basics of Twitter etiquette.
•    Participants will download Twitter, sign-in, and create a handle. We will practice tweeting including how to add #, tag people, add images & links.
•    Participants will follow each other & practice re-tweeting
•    Address need to adhere to institutional social media guidelines
•    Review concept of Twitter persona, personal vs professional Twitter accounts, and highlights for tweeting in #MedEd

Interactive Component: Participants will live-tweet the session. This serves as practice and a way to share the content of our session with other FDS attendees. The session will have its own hashtag; we will project a live feed of participants’ tweets during the session.

Take Home Product: Participants will leave with a Twitter account/handle and multiple followers, as well as new-found knowledge and skills in tweeting to disseminate medical-related topics.

Related APGO Publications/Modules: Effective Preceptor Series, Online Mobile Apps

Topics: Advocacy, Public Health, CME, GME, Residency Director, Osteopathic Faculty, Clerkship Director, Faculty, Resident, Student, 2021, Faculty Development Seminar,

General Information

Student,Resident,Faculty,Clerkship Director,Osteopathic Faculty,Residency Director,
Public Health,Advocacy,
Clinical Focus

Author Information

Sarah Dotters-Katz, MD, Duke University; Michelle Kobryn, APGO; Brittany Davidson, MD, Duke University

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