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Doctors should Google themselves?

I just found a post at Kevin, MD about Google:

As the world becomes indexed via search engines like Google, online reputation becomes important – especially for health care providers. Patients are likely going to Google you as a quick screen, whether you like it or not.

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DNA Google Logo At Google Kirkland

I’m not a doctor yet, but I googled myself just for fun. Here are the first results:

  1. Scienceroll
  2. Medscape interview
  3. David Rothman’s comment on the interview
  4. My Twitter account
  5. My Textop Wiki account
  6. the Nature Medicine article about my Wikipedia work
  7. My RSS News at Medworm.com

Then many blogs, issues of Grand rounds, all of them are linking to me. But where are my Hungarian medical blog or my Wikipedia account?

If you google yourself, do you find only relevant information? Would you be satisfied if your boss-to-be saw those results?

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13 Comments Post a comment
  1. anon #

    Berci- most of these links are broken.

    April 27, 2007
  2. Oh, thank you! I fixed them. That’s why I should check all the links before posting an article… :)

    April 27, 2007
  3. Bee #

    Try http://www.claimid.com.

    April 27, 2007
  4. If you look up my name, you get lots of information about a Bishop that has my name.
    I guess I should complete my “about” page on my blog. It might help.

    April 28, 2007
  5. How hard it is to have a proper online reputation…

    April 29, 2007
  6. 1. 43 things
    2. Answers.com (outdated info)
    3. Inkling Magazine
    4. Blog

    Not too bad if you ask me. I suppose I have to work on my 43 things a bit more now.

    April 30, 2007
  7. Attis #

    My name in itself offers a decent protection against the wonders of Google :)

    May 1, 2007
  8. I searched my name. I found nothing that has to do with me on the first 5 pages. Just other guys that have similar names. ;)

    July 28, 2008

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