Social Media Use in Psychiatric Graduate Medical Education: Where We Are and the Places We Could Go

Thomas S. O'Hagan, Durga Roy, Blair Anton, Margaret S. Chisolm

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Abstract

This commentary discusses the use of social media in psychiatric graduate medical education (GME) based on a systematic search of the literature. The authors conclude that research on social media use in psychiatric GME is in its infancy. For the most part, the few articles that have been published on this topic caution against the use of social media in psychiatric training. However, reports from other specialties, in which social media use in medical education has been more extensively studied, suggest that there may be significant benefits to incorporating social media into medical education. Although additional challenges may exist in implementing these tools in psychiatric education, the authors suggest that this is an emerging field of scholarship that merits further investigation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)131-135
Number of pages5
JournalAcademic Psychiatry
Volume40
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2016

Keywords

  • Curriculum development
  • Teaching methods

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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