Social Media: An Emerging Tool in Medical Education

  • Zahid Kamal King Edward Medical University/Mayo Hospital, Lahore
  • Nazish Imran King Edward Medical University/Mayo Hospital, Lahore
Keywords: Medical Education, Social Media, Websites

Abstract

Social Media are “all websites and applications that enable users to create and share content, to interact with other users or to find people with similar interests to one's own”.1 Students of twenty first century are “digital natives” and use social media daily necessitating the need for its incorporation in teaching and learning in medicine. Furthermore, global interconnectivity means future doctors need to learn and master the skill of social media use.

Social media broadly encompasses multiple platforms, including social networking sites [SNS] like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn; Media sharing sites [MSS] like YouTube; blogs; Wikis; video and text messaging services such as Skype, WhatsApp; and Learning management systems [LMSs] (including Moodle, Blackboard) etc.

Author Biographies

Zahid Kamal, King Edward Medical University/Mayo Hospital, Lahore

Professor of Ophthalmology,

KEMU/ Mayo Hospital, Lahore

Nazish Imran, King Edward Medical University/Mayo Hospital, Lahore

Associate Professor of Child Psychiatry,

KEMU/ Mayo Hospital, Lahore

Published
2019-10-15
How to Cite
Zahid Kamal, & Nazish Imran. (2019). Social Media: An Emerging Tool in Medical Education. Annals of King Edward Medical University, 25(3). Retrieved from https://www.annalskemu.org/journal/index.php/annals/article/view/3060
Section
Editorial