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Indian J Med Sci. 2008 Mar;62(3):118-23.

Networking in medical education: creating and connecting.

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Department of Surgical Gastroenterology, Seth G. S. Medical College, Mumbai, India.


Social networking is being increasingly used as a tool of choice for communications and collaborations in business and higher education. Learning and practice become inseparable when professionals work in communities of practice that create interpersonal bonds and promote collective learning. Individual learning that arises from the critical reconstruction of practice, in the presence of peers and other health professionals, enhances a physician's capability of clinical judgment and evidence-based practice. As such, it would be wise for medical schools, whose responsibility it is to prepare students to make a transition to adult life with the skills they need to succeed in both arenas, to reckon with it.

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