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#MedTwitter can be a great place to celebrate accomplishments and share amazing parts of our lives! But it’s important to remember that no one is perfect and we can’t compare our own lives and productivity to what we see posted on #SoMe.

Here’s my thread of imperfections:
In the spirit of transparency, I’m sharing that I have extreme anxiety and some days I don’t want to get out of bed. I take medication.

I have bad days where I’m exhausted and feel burned out. I compare myself to others to the detriment of my own mental health sometimes.
I often have body dysmorphia and am frequently unhappy with what I see in the mirror.

I feel guilty about not being productive, not studying/reading after work in my free time.

I worry about my interactions with people and patients long after they happen.
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1/ When it comes to #COVIDー19,

I feel like I live in 2 vastly different worlds:

one of privilege & either genuine ignorance or outright refusal of public health rules

another of serious fear & limited resources to manage a disease without much support
2/ Nothing is black & white, but I’m seeing some clear divides.

Everyone is stressed, but in spite of living in an altered pandemic world for several months, so much misinfo abounds

People who proudly declare they work for a HC institution on #SoMe also refuse masks, distancing
3/ I also hear frustration from people who are:

-well resourced
-highly educated
-medically savvy
-upper middle to high SES

who want things to return to normal & have been living as such

even though the pandemic rages and we see more cases in the young & a rising death toll
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For #ShutdownSTEM #shutdownacademia we must discuss how to make TRUE progress in diversifying the STEM research pipeline. While recruitment/retention work needs to occur, why don't more Black and minority students WANT TO ENTER research careers? THREAD 1/n
A paper by a Black female student I mentor @christianah_med came out recently during Covid19 with little fanfare in @jmirpub #meded but relates to this exact topic so wanted to share here 2/n
This work was from my first R01 and at the intersection of many things I am passionate about #SoMe #meded #STEM #diversity – Can we use social media campaigns to inspire minority youth to consider research careers?… 3/n
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A short thread on using #online #education following my own experience in moving to this for #PedsICU teams @UHSFT @SotonChildHosp & our #medical #students @UoS_Medicine @unisouthampton

Hope this helps.... #MedEd
TIP 1:
Be kind to yourself

This is knew. It feels different. Recognise this will take time for you to adapt. Learners realise this and have been delighted people have taken the effort to teach and be innovative
TIP 2:
Learn your platform

Practice with the resource you are using before the session. Discover:
- chat room
- interactive whiteboard
- screen share
- raise hand/question function
- break out small group function
- mute & camera functions
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Thread for allies on #BlackintheIvory

Be this kind of a person. We know the existing level of power differential between faculty & students or trainees.

Now add #BlackintheIvory

Step up. Be an ally. Report on behalf even if not asked. If you see power abused, speak up.
As a doctor, need to be able to do one’s job. Also, a doctor is in a position to protect others, *if* role is recognized. #BlackintheIvory

Those prestige/hierarchy oriented, treat some people poorly

(I get mistaken for cleaning person or receptionist)

Reporting on black student, trainees, & faculty #SoMe and #SciComm posts is higher - due to #implicitbias or overt racism

Black culture often offends

Institutions need to screen OUT frivolous reporting on black ppl - NOT assume fault


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Much debate on #SciComm. Little formal guidance exists. Those on academic committees that oversee ethics & professionalism are unfamiliar with social media. And now we are in a crisis and #pandemic of many levels. #publichealth very different from industry (1st vs rest).
In #publichealth one, the 1st points are be first & be right

There is an inherent tension between these two

With disrupted public health coordination, like cutting off from WHO, changing guidance from CDC (masks only for clinicians, no everyone wear them) how to be accurate?
In comparison, industry guidance #SoMe guidance. Industry has a lot more experience with this and uses it for marketing, market share, customer outreach, customer brand recognition, brand management. The focus is prestige, optics, reputation - there are monetizable traits.
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#MedTwitter: let’s have a chat about how to have professional, educational disagreements on #SoMe. In the last few days, I’ve seen a lot of trainees who feel they can’t voice an opinion anymore, and I’ve also seen attendings who feel that they can’t ever correct a trainee 1/
All of this started over a popular resident who claimed that tension pneumothoraces are a clinical diagnosis. Much, much debate ensued, and people were mean. Feelings were hurt. We can do better—here’s how 2/
So, the first step is that when someone tweets a medical opinion you disagree with: assume the best of them. Assume they’re a kind, smart, humble individual and try to see their opinion as being voiced by the best version of themselves. 3/
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Marketers hired by hospitals can be new source of exploitation

They know that the most credibility is with nurses & doctors

So will use employees for marketing & extension of hospital brand

But quick to penalize same employees for own, personal use of #SoMe

=Value extraction
I mean, personally, I built my reputation outside of hospital activities

I created, as volunteer, used no hospital or university resources, paid my own travel or obtained community grants, then yes, was recognized internally after creating external success, like this:
Or like this - I do all of this on own. No one trained me. I pay membership fees to LinkedIn

If I were to mess up, I’d need to deal with consequences from hospital, licensing bodies, etc

Wherever I go, I contribute to good optics & metrics…
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Love, LOVE @NicoleB_MD for doing this. Shout out to @DrToddWo & @DrJCoftheDC too for their savvy outreach to youth patients- am especially impressed with @DrJCoftheDC of @OHSUNews as a role model in communities of color. @AmerAcadPeds #TikTok #tweetiatrician #Pediatrics
*This* is what it means to create “safe space” - no shaming or judgement, only encouragement, kindness, affirmation from a #tweetiatrician who shares that she too was a #teenmom.
Meet patients where they are.
Be a role model.

@NicoleB_MD @AmerAcadPeds
Am learning so much from @DrJCoftheDC of @OHSUNews - on engaging youth through new forms of #socialmedia like #TikTok and being a role model for #BlackExcellence here in partnership with @NFL players @NFLPA
@AmerAcadPeds #blackmensmiling
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This is one of my favorite things to talk about: the intersection of #hcsm and advocacy. Your voice matters! Thanks @SNMA #amec2020 #AMECOnline for the invitation to join this amazing conference. Won’t post the whole talk but wanted to highlight a few real people doing it well.
First off, why should we be on #SoMe as healthcare professionals? We’ve seen the meme, where Karen on Facebook makes a big splash. I updated it to include 2020’s politicians who fuel misinformation. The dialogue NEEDS our voices as sources of credibility and expertise. #amec2020
#SoMe can bring much value for you... H/T to @aoglasser for sharing this paper by @MotherinMed et al.

And here’s a snapshot of some of the things that #SoMe has done for ME lately...
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A thread of useful resources on #DigitalEngagement & #PublicInvolvement - so I can keep tabs on things that I've picked up as much as anything.
Please add anything I've missed.
1/ This fab & hot-off-the-press #OnlineEngagement guide by @NCCPE
2/ Ever-evolving crowdsourced doc on digital co-design and remote #PublicInvolvement by @dr_know incl links to resources, questions & contacts:…
@dr_know 3/ The @dr_know Googledoc led to Zoom meetings about 'Meaningful cocreation during Covid' hosted by @katemartin_says & @JonoBroad. Open to anyone who’s interested
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Although #COVID19 is horrific and changed everything for all of us including #acc20 #WCCardio I just wanted to take a second to reflect on a few things.
1. Social distancing has not been isolating in this day & age. We have been able to gather strength from being in touch #SoMe
2. We have been able to be resourceful & use technology to stay connected with colleagues worldwide, our families and friends. Never before had I felt connected to the world despite being slightly alone physically
3. Did we ever have happy hours together before this, virtually?
4. Did you ever call your parents or siblings so often that you ran out of things to catch up on? Sometimes we have sat in silence and that has been nice. Or watch movies from afar but together. ♥️
5. Working together via @zoom_us has been better than just quick call, text, email
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Hi 👋🏽- I have #COVID19.

Isolated at 🏠 away from my healthy & unexposed family.

Seeking ways to help as a research subject (take my serum!) & hope to be back on front lines soon w/my #ICU & #anesthesia colleagues as an🤞🏽immune #COVIDー19 fighter.

Oh & anosmia= 100% REAL. 1/
My #covid19 symptom timeline were:
Day 1: myalgia
Day 2: chills, coughing, malaise
Day 3: coughing continues, exhausted, intermittent nausea, myalgias
Day 4:myalgia, cough, nausea, decreased taste, fatigue
Day 5: myalgia, cough, malaise, ANOSMIA

Symptoms come & go in 🌊 2/
Anosmia. The strangest & most fascinating symptom of all. Discovered it when the brand new diffuser wasn’t working despite dumping several drops of strong scented oil in. Then a friend asked “so is that anosmia thing real?” Then it hit me. 3/
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Yesterday was hard.
Today will be harder.
It's going to get worse.

How do we deal and cope amongst the #uncertainty and #chaos?

Some thoughts about managing through the #coronavirus #pandemic:
1. At work:
✅If you're in a position of leadership, get on the same page with the rest of leadership
✅Know your institution's policies, collate them in 1 place, disseminate to employees
✅Be proactive in asking folks how they are. What ? do they have? If you don't know, say so
✅Amidst all the physical preparedness, don't forget to check on their mental and emotional health.

We are all scared. Uncertain of each coming day. Of each coming hour.

Don't assume when folks are quiet that they are not scare, confused, or just need a little comfort.
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A Friday #tweetorial #medthread about patient privacy on
#medtwitter #SoMe

There are many facets of patient privacy & professionalism concerns in this communal space—I’m going to focus on this through the
lens of case-based teaching

We know that #medtwitter & #SoMe enhance learning based on tenants of adult learning theory—this includes the microsimulation, mini-challenges, & active discussion of case-based learning.

However, how can we make this effective safe for our patients AND ourselves?

I want to introduce this concept—the term came to me a couple of weeks ago:


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I’ve been working on my #medtwitter elevator pitch. Mostly because lately I seem to have lots of fleeting conversations about it.

And I know I’m not alone.

Here's what I find:

Some are sold but nervous.
Some are intrigued but don’t get it.

And a lot are precontemplative.
I think it’s because it can seem like all #medtwitter users look the same.

Them: “I would get on Twitter but I’m not a social media person.”
Me: “Twitter is different! Even if you don’t do social media!”
Them: 😐“Nah. Can’t see it.”


Them: ✌️🏾

Elevator ride over.
But I’ve been thinking about the many different #medtwitter identities there are. Most can find a fit nestled somewhere in 1 or a few of them.

What works for each person depends on a few things:

Who you are
What you hope to get from it
What’s going on in your life

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As the antivax movement steps up its violent ideation, I think it is time for a Tweetstorm to remember George Tiller. I hope my friends will share this around to their connections who are amplifying the antivaccine message 1/
George Tiller was a Kansas doctor who performed a procedure called late term abortion. If this procedure was required, something awful was happening to fetus and/or mom. There were a small number of people in the country who did it. Still are.
The antiabortion movement, spearheaded by Bill O'Reilly on his nightly Fox show, made Tiller into a national figure. Tiller the baby killer (lovely rhyme, that). They called him a Nazi, a pedophile, and an outright murderer.
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Live tweet thread of @kristinadzara's #HMSMedEd talk at @harvardmed: "Why Use Twitter in Medical Education?"


Great turnout for @kristinadzara's #HMSMedEd talk: "Why Use Twitter in #MedEd"
3/ Learning Objectives for today's #HMSMedEd talk by @kristinadzara
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Happy New Year!
What are your ACTIONABLE #goals for #2020?

👉 Read one book per month.

👉 Reduce cell phone screen time.

👉 100 #RGCOD #radiology Twitter cases

👉 Increase collection to 2000 ( Now approx 500+)

#FOAMrad #radiology
Posting them here to use the #SoMe as a positive motivation.
Inspired from @naval

@naval #OneBookAMonth

Book #1
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey

The most important take away for me was the "Win-Win" principle. How to work effectively with others to achieve optimal results!
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🚨Junto a @Dr_Hari_Krishna hicimos selección 🇬🇧🇪🇸de mejores artículos 📑 2⃣0⃣1⃣9⃣ en #PedsICU para @PICJournalWatch

Comparte y comenta!
#Tweetorial acompañante

Lista PDF👉…
Infográfico clickeable👉…
@Dr_Hari_Krishna @PICJournalWatch @Nopanaden @curso_vm @miguelrdgzrubio @LA_Rednetwork @WFPICCS @SapnaKmd @jramonfernandez @PedCritCareMed @ChrisCarrollMD @pccm_doc 3/ La colección es incompleta. Muchos buenos estudios han sido publicados durante 2019. Ayúdanos a completarla y comparte tus ideas!

Surely this colection is incomplete. Many good studies have been published during the past 2019. Feel free to share with us!

#PedsICU #BestOf2019
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1/ Welcome to the Saturday Poster session at #KidneyWk. On behalf of Hector and Edgar, I’d like to welcome you to our tweet thread on • Gender disparities in #SoMe and #MedEd•. You can view our poster (&🗣w/us) live TODAY from 10-12 PM (#27) or learn more about our work below
2/ #SoMe is exploding in medicine & #Nephrology leads the way in many metrics & most certainly in #SoMe research. Many #SoMe *users* are becoming active #SoMe *educators* & share valuable educational information to the larger online community.…
3/ Concurrently, there is a greater push to equalize the way we share knowledge. Gender is an area in need of equalization. More men than women are offered presenting &/or moderating opportunities. This imbalance negatively effects both female *and* male learners. #KidneyWk
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(Thread) Another week and another @MedTwitThisWeek #medthread. As a reminder, this is not all inclusive. It's a jumping off point. A continuation of the discussions from the week that I found interesting including conferences, #Tweetiorials and tributes. #medttw #FOAMed
2/ Conference Bonanza! Since last week, several amazing conferences took place (or just started). Each conference has their own hashtags and flavors of #SoMe. Here are some highlights...
3/ @jenreadlynn was at #midwesthospmed and did a great job of distilling @MelBreggs' talk on inpatient management of alcohol withdrawal.
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