'Academics are trained to manage data streams and to make informed appraisals of the sources we find. These skills suit social media perfectly; what is still needed is to develop strategies to listen to our peers and audiences better, and to learn how to react publicly.
Twitter can considerably level the playing field: you are not on the podium or on a stage. It is not meant to be an auditorium, but a seminar room.'
Two surgeons from the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Science are advocating the use of Twitter and other social media to their peers in order to accelerate and enhance the flow of information for medical training.