About Jeremy Faust, MD

ALiEM Guest Contributor
Emergency Medicine resident
Mount Sinai residency program

Tips on engaging Twitter newcomers

Twitter plays a central role in the continuing medical education for many current and future Emergency Medicine physicians. While there are hundreds of active self-identified EM physicians on Twitter (and perhaps thousands more non-self-identified EM doctors, doctors from other specialties, and students with an interest in the field), Twitter-using EM docs are still the exception, not the rule (Lulic I, Kovic I. Emerg Med J, 2013). Despite the many reasons that an EM doctor can benefit from being on Twitter (my slides from recent SUNY Downstate conference), convincing “would-be’s” to sign up for Twitter accounts frequently presents challenges. Here are some suggestions for bringing new voices to the Free Open Access Medical Education (#FOAMed) conversation happening 24-7 on Twitter.

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