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Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-9-2015

Keywords

General Surgery, Humans, Information Dissemination, Social Media, Students, Medical, Surveys and Questionnaires, Teaching Rounds

Comments

The original article is available at www.imj.ie

Abstract

The key learning points of Surgical Grand Rounds (SGR) are often not accessible at times of exam revision for students. We sought to use Twitter as an online teaching repository. A SGR Twitter profile was created. 23 SGR presentations were made accessible on Twitter over a 3 month period. 93 students were invited to complete a questionnaire assessing usage of the repository. 84 (90%) in total responded, of these, 25 (80.6%) felt that the online provision of SGR through twitter was "useful". The majority (71%) felt that the online content was easily accessible. The novel use of social media is a useful adjunctive educational tool in accessing an online repository of SGR presentations.

Disciplines

Medicine and Health Sciences | Surgery

Citation

O'Kelly B, McHugh S, McHugh T, Fady N, Boyle E, Hill AD. Using Social Media to Increase Accessibility to Online Teaching Resources. Irish Medical Journal. 2015;108(8):249.

PubMed ID

26485835

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