If you missed it, Dr. Joel Topf (aka kidney boy) was recently awarded the coveted Robert Narins award for education from the American Society of Nephrology. You can read about him here. But what you’ll see beyond some traditional stuff is someone who has leveraged social tools in the most creative way to facilitate engagement and education among nephrologists. He’s a ... Continue Reading about Kidney Boy and the Slow Shift of Medicine
A recent study in the Journal of Medical Internet Research found that the the majority of academic chairs did not believe that blogging enhanced favorability for promotion. If I were handed the survey I would have said, show me the bloggers body of work and I’ll tell you if it enhances favorability of promotion. To think of any form of media or platform of ... Continue Reading about Public or Perish | Should Doctors Blog for Credit?
Last week the Mayo Clinic Academic Appointments and Promotions Committee announced that they are integrating digital activity into the criteria matrix for academic promotion. In a post on the Mayo Clinic Social Media Network detailing the decision, Mayo’s Dr. Daniel Cabrera captured the core concept of societal duty in public dialog. The moral and societal duty of an ... Continue Reading about The Mayo Clinic Recognizes Digital Scholarship
Last year I was part of a small group charged with building a social media toolkit for medical schools. An early conference call participant made it clear that if the project didn’t meet certain criteria for academic advancement, he’d be unable to participate. It was the last time we heard from him. Unfortunate but predictable. What counts is what brings ... Continue Reading about What Counts in Medicine