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Caitlyn Vlasschaert

Wed, 03/03/2021 - 12:48

What a privilege it was to attend this excellent joint Medical Grand Rounds given by my co-residents and former chiefs Monica and Thomas. Thank you to Max for leading an engaging discussion and summarizing things so well in this blog post.

I particularly appreciated Thomas' shout out to the online nephrology community, which has a pioneered formal social media training program: the Nephrology Social Media Collective internship (NSMC; https://www.nsmc.blog/about). As a recent graduate of this program, I learned how to partake in responsible and effective social media use in medicine from some of the experts. The program leadership has written a few papers on this topic, including: "An introduction and guide to becoming a social media savvy nephrologist" (https://usrl.imgix.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/20182203/social-media…) and "Training the Public Physician: The Nephrology Social Media Collective Internship" (https://www.seminarsinnephrology.org/article/S0270-9295(20)30053-X/full…).

There now exist other social media internships such as the CardioNerds Academy (https://www.cardionerds.com/academy/). I am hopeful that there will be formal mentorship opportunities for all kinds of social media interests in the years to come.

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Caitlyn Vlasschaert

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