Below is a Twitter summary of our presentation to Baylor College of Medicine first year students on July 29, 2013. Tweets were preloaded and sent to coincide with the presentation. There was some interesting insight on our live feed from Pat Rich of the Canadian Medical Association.
Digital Smarts is a the first curriculum of its kind to both identify and address concerns specific to the digital life of the medical student and post grad. Beyond just understanding social media, medical students need a framework for understanding how the next emerging technology fits between themselves and their patient. This first ‘touchpoint’ (there are 4) focused on the issues of their new role in public as well as the concept of permanence and footprint. The session concluded with 3 case studies which were debated with a problem-based learning approach.
I’ll share more details about the Digital Smarts program soon.