Social Media and Online Professionalism Integrated into Year 3 OB/GYN Clerkship

Enid Geyer, Elizabeth Irish, Amanda Hagzan, Alicia Wiczulis
Submitted: November, 2020

A curriculum-integrated course developed and taught by Library faculty was introduced into the Library’s undergraduate medical education (UME) informatics longitudinal theme in 2014 to address growing concerns about the role of social media in medicine. Literature, social media content, and case-based discussion were used to meet educational objectives and facilitate interactivity. Most students indicated that their online behaviors would change as a result of the class. They became alert to potential negative and positive effects of social media use in their professional and personal lives. Since implementation, the curriculum has expanded within UME and graduate studies programs.