Social Media use within medical education: A systematic review to develop a pilot questionnaire on how social media can be best used at BSMS

William Whyte, Catherine Hennessy
2017 MedEdPublish  
Since the early 2000s social media has become a major part of our daily lives, and over the past decade it has found its way into the medical profession. Despite its ubiquity, only 5 systematic reviews exist on the subject of social medial use within medical education. The reviews conclude that there are positive correlations linked to social media use however the studies are restricted by the same limitations: a lack of quantitative data and the fact that social media research fast becomes
more » ... ch fast becomes outdated. This review will therefore examine the latest studies in order to identify which questions remain to be answered and what areas need further development in order for social media to become a credible resource within medical education. The information gained from this process will be amalgamated to create a valid questionnaire which will produce quantitative data.
doi:10.15694/mep.2017.000083 fatcat:6gnyvptr4racjnjk66o2arjelu