Social media and professional development for oncology professionals


Anusha Chidharla, Department of Medical Oncology, Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas, KS.
Audun Utengen, Symplur, Real Chemistry, San Francisco, CA.
Deanna J. Attai, Department of Surgery, David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA.
Emily K. Drake, Faculty of Health, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
G J. van Londen, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA.
Ishwaria M. Subbiah, Division of Cancer Medicine, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX.
Elizabeth Henry, Division of Hematology/Oncology, Department of Medicine, Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine, Maywood, IL.
Martina Murphy, Division of Hematology and Oncology, Department of Medicine, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, FL.
Maura M. Barry, Division of Hematology and Oncology, The University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine, Burlington, VT.
Rami Manochakian, Division of Hematology and Oncology, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, FL.
Scott Moerdler, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, NJ.
Stacy Loeb, Department of Urology and Population Health, New York University and Manhattan Veterans Affairs, New York, NY.
Stephanie L. Graff, Lifespan Cancer Institute at Brown University, Providence, RI.
Yan Leyfman, Department of Hematology-Oncology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY.
Michael A. Thompson, Advocate Aurora HealthFollow
Merry J. Markham, Division of Hematology and Oncology, Department of Medicine, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, FL.


Aurora Cancer Care


The use of social media continues to increase in health care and academia. Health care practice, particularly the oncologic field, is constantly changing because of new knowledge, evidence-based research, clinical trials, and government policies. Therefore, oncology trainees and professionals continue to strive to stay up-to-date with practice guidelines, research, and skills. Although social media as an educational and professional development tool is no longer completely new to medicine and has been embraced, it is still under-researched in terms of various outcomes. Social media plays several key roles in professional development and academic advancement. We reviewed the literature to evaluate how social media can be used for professional development and academic promotion of oncology professionals.



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