Surgeons Are Using Social Media to Share and Learn New Skills

Harvard Business Review


Myers, C.G., Kudsi, O.Y., & Ghaferi, A.A. (2017, October). Surgeons are using social media to share and learn new skills. Harvard Business Review, Digital article.


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كريستوفر مايرز [Myers], يوسف قدسي [Kudsi], أمير غافيري [Ghaferi]. (2017, December). الجراحون يستفيدون من وسائل التواصل الاجتماعي لمشاركة وتعلّم مهارات جديدة Harvard Business Review Arabia.وسائل-التواصل-الاجتماعي-والجراحون/


Learning from others’ experiences is an important aspect of professional development in surgery. Yet, as the field has grown – both in number of surgeons, and in their dispersion across countries – surgeons are less able to rely on casual hallway conversations and conferences to learn from each other and stay up-to-date with new techniques or practices. Enter social media. Facebook, Twitter, and other social media platforms have emerged as powerful tools for keeping surgeons connected. A variety of social media groups exist to facilitate surgeons’ interactions, enhance their practice, and improve patient outcomes. But despite the potential of social media communities for surgical education, there are still several significant managerial and legal barriers to the broad adoption of these platforms.