Is there a way we should look or behave as physicians? The question gets to the core of professionalism. It’s an important question since so many doctors feel they are being judged because of their appearance, dress or language - both IRL and online. We are who we are. I am who I am. This is the real us. We don’t live by someone else’s standard. While ... Continue Reading about Medical Professionalism in an Age of Transparency
What would happen if everyone listened more than they spoke? Here’s a thought experiment: If Twitter gave you a limit of two tweets a day, what would you share? How would you rethink what you send? You would probably consider how you can make the most impact with limited access to your followers. As Twitter has become more populated we have all become more ... Continue Reading about Two Tweets a Day – How to Create Value Over Volume
A study published in the Journal of Vascular Surgery last week line itemed the apparent transgressions of a group of surgical trainees. The study, Prevalence of unprofessional social media content among young vascular surgeons, cited breaches of professionalism including wearing swimwear (medbikini), drinking alcohol, profanity and commenting on controversial social ... Continue Reading about MedBikini and the Moving Target of Medical Professionalism
You guys know that I like to think about media and communication and how we share information. Columnist Andrew Sullivan this week moved his writing from New York Magazine to Substack, a newsletter-based publishing platform. ￼This follows a number of big league writers who have moved from the mainstream to subscriber-based writing.￼ It has been suggested by tech ... Continue Reading about 5 Reasons Substack Could Eat Medium
This from CNBC on Google and their moment of medical truth: Google next month will ban publishers from using its ad platform to show advertisements next to content that promotes conspiracy theories about Covid-19. It will also ban ads that promote those theories. In cases where a particular site publishes a certain threshold of material that violates these ... Continue Reading about Google and Their Moment of Medical Truth
Check out this StatNews piece addressing the question: should patients consent for use of artificial intelligence in the clinic setting? It builds the case for an emerging crisis in healthcare where patients are the victims of a failure to disclose the use of AI in the clinical setting. The concerns expressed reflect the a false dichotomy of man or machine. We ... Continue Reading about Should Patients Consent for Use of Artificial Intelligence?