Psychiatry Residents Integrating Social Media (PRISM): Using Twitter in Graduate Medical Education

  • Anne L. WalshEmail author
  • Matthew E. Peters
  • Rachnanjali L. Saralkar
  • Margaret S. Chisolm
Feature: Educational Case Report

Social media can promote knowledge-acquisition, skill building, and—via exposure to role models—clinically excellent patient care [1]. Today’s medical learners describe online media as their preferred platform for delivery of educational material [2]. In response, many medical specialties are exploring ways to incorporate social media tools into the education of their learners [3, 4, 5, 6]. The emergency medicine website Academic Life in Emergency Medicine (ALiEM) uses a variety of social media—blogs, Twitter, podcasts, and videos—to deliver educational content in an interactive format—including book and journal clubs—to providers and trainees [7]. Other medical specialties are also innovating in this space, including nephrology and family medicine. The Twitter-based Nephrology Journal Club @NephJC led by Joel Topf, MD and the Family Medicine Vital Signs blog from the University of Utah Family Medicine Residency Training Program (RTP) are two prominent examples of how social media can...


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Johns Hopkins University School of MedicineBaltimoreUSA

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