We’ve all seen physicians occasionally act out on Twitter but few of us like to recognize it. Because policing doctors on social media is tricky business. The AMA has called peer-to-peer policing our professional responsibility. But when you do you’re often the odd man out. I know because I’ve called out. And I’ve been called out. It goes like this: Some doctor ... Continue Reading about The Problem with Policing Doctors on Social Media
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
It’s a recurring story that played itself out again recently. A medical student takes pictures of a patient and posts them on Facebook. This time the alleged victim is an inebriated supermodel and the student, one who defied direct orders to cease and desist. The result is a $1.5m lawsuit, an embarrassed institution, a ruined career, and most importantly, a patient ... Continue Reading about Should We Screen Doctors for Social Judgment?
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 ... Continue Reading about Digital Smarts Twitter Summary
When you watch and listen to thousands of doctors talking, creating, curating and commenting, you’ll find that there those who maintain their presence with remarkable balance and equanimity. They talk to the point of being human but never to the point of being inhumane. They’re open enough that they’re different. They share to a degree that doesn’t represent ... Continue Reading about Role Models and Digital Professionalism
This week we welcomed a new set of interns to the Texas Children’s Hospital residency program. During orientation we offered a digital professionalism orientation that was a lively, facilitated discussion based on some key points made in this YouTube presentation, Digital Smarts. Newly minted second-year resident Joey Spinner did an amazing job corralling our noobs ... Continue Reading about Digital Smarts Goes Live