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The “Social Media in Medicine” Course At Semmelweis University Launches!

I’m always very excited when the new semester of the Social Media in Medicine university course launches at Semmelweis University. I’ll introduce medical students to the world of social media by showing them a lot of practical examples; as well as to the world full of technological advances they will face when they leave medical school.

9 weeks, 15 extended topics, two surveys, one exam, and a lot of Facebook challenges every single day.

This course is still unique worldwide and I created a digital format as well so not only medical students and professionals at Semmelweis University can acquire such digital skills. Feel free to use the #HCSMcourse hashtag when communicating about the course.

Here is the timeline:

February 20: Introduction to social media and medicine
February 27: Medical search engines and the Google story
March 6: Solutions for information pollution and Medical communities
March 20: The mysteries of medical blogging
March 27: Crowdsourcing on Twitter for medical purposes
April 10: The world of e-patients; The era of Youtube and mobile apps
April 24: Wikipedia: the power of masses; Collaboration online
May 8: Education 2.0; written test
May 15: The future of medicine and the internet; results of the surveys

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Social Media in Clinical Practice: Chapter 11, Medical Smartphone and Tablet Applications

When I realized Springer made the individual chapters of my book, Social Media in Clinical Practice, available, I thought it would be useful for future readers to get some insights about each chapter one by one.

Here is the short summary of what you can read about and an excerpt of the eleventh chapter, Medical Smartphone and Tablet Applications:

There are approximately four billion mobile phones in the world, out of which 1.08 billion are smartphones. It is estimated that mobile Internet should take over desktop Internet usage by 2014. In 2012, 31 % of cell phone users used their phone to look for health information in the US, while this number was 17 % in 2010.Examples of Using Second Life in Medicine

  • Main Differences Among Mobile Operating Systems
  • Resources and databases of medical smartphone applications
  • Medical Smartphone Applications
  • Features to be checked before choosing a smartphone application
  • Smartphone Apps for Consumers
  • Smartphone Apps for Medical Professionals
  • Tablets in Medicine
  • Potential Uses of Mobile Technology in Healthcare

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Chapters that have already been covered:

E-Patient Dave at Semmelweis University: E-Patients Are Hackers of Healtchare

It was a huge pleasure to announce that E-Patient Dave, the world’s leading e-patient, would present in my university course entitled Social Media in Medicine on the 5th of November in Budapest. The presentation took place as a part of the curriculum, but I made the event public so anyone could attend.

Dave gave a great presentation about how e-patients shape the future of healthcare and my students had some interesting questions. He was like a rock star!

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Introducing the #HCSMcourse Twitter Hashtag!

My mission is to bring digital knowledge to medical students therefore preparing them for the world full of digital technologies that is coming. This is why I launched the world’s first university course focusing on social media and mobile health for medical students in 2008. Here are a few ways how I try to teach them:

  • There is a real credit course at Semmelweis Medical School where I have courses in English and in Hungarian. I try to teach them digital literacy through spectacular and engaging presentations.
  • They can answer questions about the topics covered in the lectures on Facebook to gather bonus points for the exam.
  • There is an e-learning platform so then any medical student or professional worldwide can access the materials and take the tests for the certification.
  • Students get credits for creating medical blogs, Twitter profiles or Wikipedia entries.

As you can see, following the “If you want to teach me, you first have to reach me” approach, I do everything I can to get the message across: every medical professional will be affected by online medical communication.

The Social MEDia Course

The Social MEDia Course

This is why I was very glad when Symplur contacted me about a potential collaboration. Let’s create a new hashtag #HCSMcourse referring to the widely used healthcare social media (#HCSM) hashtag. This new hashtag would focus on two goals:

  1. To collect all materials, concepts and ideas about teaching social media in medical education.
  2. To give students a chance to belong to a global community even after graduating from medical school.

As Twitter is my main communication channel these days, I cannot wait to exploit this idea in even more details.

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E-Patient Dave to Present at the Social Media in Medicine University Course in Budapest!

It’s a huge pleasure to announce that E-Patient Dave, the world’s leading e-patient, will present in my university course entitled Social Media in Medicine on the 5th of November in Budapest. The presentation will take place as a part of the curriculum, but I will make the event public so anyone can attend.

Topics: I will talk about the e-patient movement and Dave will talk about his own story with instructions for future doctors.

Where: Semmelweis Medical School, green lecture room, Budapest, Hungary

When: 14:45, 5th of November, 2013

Who can attend: Anyone as long as there are free seats (we are working on projecting the presentation outside the lecture hall as well). There is no registration required.

I’m very glad that my students will learn from the best example of the e-patient movement. Here is the Facebook event page.

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The “Social Media in Medicine” Course At Semmelweis University Launches!

I’m always very excited when the new semester of the Social Media in Medicine university course launches at Semmelweis University. I’ll today introduce medical students to the world of social media by showing them a lot of practical examples; as well as to the world full of technological advances they will face when they leave medical school.

10 weeks, 16 extended topics, two surveys, one exam, and a lot of Facebook challenges.

This course is still unique worldwide and I created a digital format as well so not only medical students at Semmelweis University can acquire such digital skills.

Here is the timeline:

  1. September 17. Introduction to social media and medicine
  2. September 24. Medical search engines and the Google story
  3. October 1. Information pollution and reforming modern education
  4. October 8. The mysteries of medical blogging
  5. October 15. Crowdsourcing on Twitter from a doctor’s perspective
  6. October 29. Medical communities, Youtube and medical mobile apps
  7. November 5. The era of e-patients and managing a medical practice online
  8. November 12. Wikipedia: the power of communities
  9. November 19. Virtual worlds; Written test exam
  10. November 26. The future of medicine and the Internet, Results of the surveys

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Social Media in Medicine: Semester is Over

The 10th semester of my Social Media in Medicine university course (Semmelweis Medical School) is over and I thought I would publish a few take-home messages.

  1. It’s equally challenging to persuade young medical students to use social media for professional purposes as to teach older physicians about the use of technology.
  2. “If you want to teach me, you first have to reach me.” That is my motto, therefore as all the students this semester were on Facebook, I published challenge questions for bonus points every day on the Facebook page of the course. Students loved that and the winner didn’t have to take the exam.
  3. I bring them the newest medical technologies such as AliveCor.
  4. The course will be launched again in English and Hungarian this September.
  5. We are working on another course, Disruptive Technologies in Medicine! Details soon!
  6. This is still the world’s only comprehensive university course about social media.
  7. 6 students also received the certification for finishing the online course.
  8. A manuscript presenting the results of the surveys students filled in was submitted to the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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