The academic tweet: Twitter as a tool to advance academic surgery

Heather J. Logghe, Luke V. Selby, Marissa A. Boeck, Nikki L. Stamp, Jason Chuen, Christian Jones

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Abstract

Social media, Twitter in particular, has emerged as an essential tool for surgeons. In the realm of academic surgery, it enables surgeons to advance the core values of academic surgery, as outlined by the Association for Academic Surgery: inclusion, leadership, innovation, scholarship, and mentorship. This article details the ways in which surgeons are using Twitter to embody these values and how the Twitter account for the Association of Academic Surgeons accomplishes its goal of inspiring and developing young academic surgeons.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)viii-xii
JournalJournal of Surgical Research
Volume226
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2018

Keywords

  • Academic surgery
  • Classifications
  • Education and career development
  • Medical education
  • Professional societies
  • Social media
  • Surgical education
  • Surgical education and career
  • Twitter

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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