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You — a medical student, resident physician or newly-minted medical attending — are late in the game. Sure, you appropriately hopped onto Facebook during your first few years of college, only to rightly disengage around the advent of newsfeeds and cover photos. You passively signed up to LinkedIn last winter only to remain passively aware that your profile exists unfettered and un-updated in the inter-web ether.
Despite this predictable navigation into online social media, you remain steadfast in avoiding the Twittersphere.
Well, you’re missing out.
Like you, I initially thought Twitter to be an online community entirely made up of famous celebrities tweeting how normal they are and normal people tweeting how celebrated they are. All within 140 characters of smushed words with no vowels. I get the preconceived distaste.
But I’m telling you, there exists an entirely different world within twitter that you, as a young medical professional, should get involved with.
I know a little about the life you lead. Coming from a family of doctors and training as a resident physician, I have a reasonable understanding of your daily grind. I’m also sure of one thing: despite your many interests in health care, there remains little time each day to keep abreast of your field’s current research and stay updated on national health care issues.
Here’s where Twitter becomes useful.
Unlike Facebook or LinkedIn, Twitter allows for you to follow most people online without requiring an invitation or acceptance from fellow users. It takes an easy click to follow professional journals, health policy foundations and/or health care leaders without feeling creepy or fearing rejection from the community. (Trust me, it feels good to be followed, no one will mind.)
By choosing a good mix of these medical profiles, especially those that tweet links to high-yield content, you are able to create an individually-tailored and constantly updated curated source of medical information, freely available at any time
As part of the newest generation of physicians, I am constantly bombarded with fascinating career interests and tend to dream big. Whether theses extra-clinical projects involve working as a physician writer or engaging in health policy and patient advocacy, I am usually left with more questions than answers when it comes to contemplating prospective career paths.
Especially when it comes to more specialized professional interests that encompass only a handful of field leaders, Twitter offers a virtual, often tight-knit community that paves way to directly connect with established members despite geographical and professional distance. It is not unheard of for project collaborations and formal mentorships to form from simple interactions via the Twitter community.
As patients and medical providers increasingly use online sources for information and support, Twitter offers a unique opportunity for young medical professionals like yourself to voice opinions and be heard in ways that otherwise would be challenging at such an early level of medical training.
Having a venue such as Twitter to display professional accomplishments, engage in discussion over important health issues and curate high-yield health-related content allows medical students and young physicians a way to develop a reputation for professional commitment and advocacy beyond what is seen at the bedside.
Take home point
Whether you like it or not, your professional image will likely end up on the internet. Be it through the increasing patient utility of physician rating websites or your own institution displaying your professional identity and accomplishments, it will be difficult to avoid the online community from having influence in your medical career.
By taking this bull by its horns and integrating yourself online in settings such as Twitter, it is more than possible to take advantage of these virtual communities rather than considering them useless or detrimental to your line of work.
Therefore, fellow young health care professionals, I am eagerly awaiting to learn and engage with you via Twitter.
Fact: Every organization is striving to be more social in this digital world. Many hospitals and health care organizations, though, are struggling to adapt. Luckily there are a number of ways for hospitals to use social media to maximize their presence in the digital realm. Here are six to get you started:
Promote Physicians & Specialists Visiting a clinic or hospital can make even the bravest person nervous. Help put your patients at ease before they ever walk through the door by giving them the opportunity to get to know the nurses, physicians, receptionists and other professionals by giving them as much exposure as possible. Share photos of physicians complete with their educational information and quotes about their philosophy, create short videos that feature specialists providing seasonal health tips in an inviting, light-hearted way, or hold a Q&A session in the comments section discussing specific health-related issues. Patients will feel better knowing more about who is caring for them, while staff will love the additional exposure.
Integrate Campaigns Commercials, billboards, direct mail … all are great ways to help reach your surrounding community and spread the word about your locations and service lines. Use social media as an extension to each of your marketing campaigns by directing interested parties to your profiles for more information, encouraging discussion or showcasing extended video features. It’s also a great way to get creative by incorporating interactive quizzes and exclusive social promotions that encourage users to share with friends to help give your campaign a word-of-mouth boost.
Publicize Events Every hospital and health care organization hosts regular support groups, workshops and community forums. Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms represent a great opportunity to help publicize those events by targeting people in the community with specific interests while providing additional information, live updates and more. Set up an event page while encouraging individuals to RSVP online and invite their friends to get a head count. You can even take things a step further by providing exclusive incentives to the individuals who RSVP online when they check in at the event with free parking, meet-and-greets or whatever else you can think of.
Disseminate News When news breaks, many people turn to their news feeds for the scoop. In fact, four out of 10 Americans indicated that they learned of breaking news from a social media outlet in the last week. Your public relations team should have a comprehensive strategy in place to help spread the word quickly and effectively through relevant social channels as soon as news breaks. You should also follow and interact with reputable news outlets in your area and follow best practice guidelines when posting information to maximize your reach and influence.
Engage with the Community Community involvement is a big thing for many hospitals and health care organizations. Whether it’s sponsoring a 5K, raising money for a good cause or helping promote healthy eating habits in schools, highlight those good deeds with photos and/or video as much as possible and be sure to give the other organizations involved plenty of kudos. Not only does it show your involvement with other notable organizations, but it gives you great exposure from the other organization by simply reaching out.
Recruit Employees With tens of millions of users logging on each day, social media can be an ideal place to seek out new employees, as evidenced by the more than 14 million people that used social media to find their last job. Your organization’s profiles can help paint the picture of your mission, values and work culture, while targeted advertisements and updates on Facebook and LinkedIn can help you zero in on the people with specific credentials you are looking for.
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