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Why we need to include digital literacy in medical education

I’ve been working on including digital literacy in medical curriculum for long years now. It’s not the fault of medical professionals if they don’t know how to deal with e-patients as they have never been trained to acquire such skills. Here is one perfect example underscoring the notion I just described. An excerpt from one of my recent Twitter discussions.

Here is the e-patient course I mentioned to him.

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  1. theangryresident #

    Slowly but surely, digital literacy is making its way in. Schools are at least informing students what is and what is not appropriate to post on social networks. However, they could do more. I’d imagine that most people with whom I graduated medical school wouldn’t think to send a polite message when rejecting a friend request.

    June 16, 2012

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