Physician violations of online professionalism and disciplinary actions: a national survey of state medical boards

Greysen, S.R., Chretien, K.C., Kind, T., Young, A., Gross, C.P.
Submitted: March, 2012

The use of social media by physicians to post unprofessional content online has been well documented.1,2 While concerns about online professionalism have prompted the creation of guidelines for social media use from professional societies such as the American Medical Association,3 there is no information about oversight by licensing authorities for physician uses of the Internet or disciplinary consequences for violations of online professionalism.

Resource Type:
  • Peer Reviewed Research
Study Design:
  • Survey/Study
  • Medical Ethics
  • Professionalism Competencies