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J Physician Assist Educ. 2011;22(4):50-3.

The impact of social media and technology on professionalism in medical education.

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Midwestern University Physician Assistant Program, Glendale, Arizona, USA. aessar@midwestern.edu

Abstract

The use of social media is the norm among the digital native generation, with 75% of the Millennial Generation connected through Facebook. For students in medical education who struggle to distinguish between personal and professional boundaries, social media provides yet another challenge. Incidents of unprofessional conduct and academic dismissal have been reported. Administration, faculty, and students would benefit from clear policies and procedures, case scenarios of social media violations, and suggestions for using social media wisely.

PMID:
22308935
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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