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Clin Kidney J. 2018 Apr;11(2):156-161. doi: 10.1093/ckj/sfy003. Epub 2018 Feb 1.

Exploring the uncharted territory of social media: the next frontier of medical education in nephrology.

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NOD Analytics, Charlotte, NC, USA.
Lister Hospital, Stevenage, UK.
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA.
Hospital Obrero #2-C.N.S., Universidad Mayor de San Simón-School of Medicine, Cochabamba, Bolivia.
National Institute of Health El Salvador, San Salvador, El Salvador.
Good Samaritan Medical Center, Brocton, MA, USA.
The Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa, Canada.
Central Northern Adelaide Renal and Transplant Service, Royal Adelaide Hospital, Adelaide, Australia.
Asociación Mexicana Para El Estudio De La Acidosis Tubular Renal, A.C., Mexico City, Mexico.


Social media is gaining popularity amongst both medical educators and life-long learners. One of the most popular social media platforms used by the medical community is Twitter, which is popular amongst physicians, students and patients, and particularly in medical societies. Major international and regional societies commonly use Twitter to amplify their reach beyond what their live annual meetings can achieve. There has been a unique and notable effort by Nephrology societies to craft a structured social media strategy that results in the broadest reach to the community of nephrology providers. We report on the first three such experiments performed by three separate nephrology organizations.


education; novel; social media; technology; thanks

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