Twelve tips for developing and implementing a medical education Twitter chat.

Authors:
Andrew J Admon
Andrew J Admon
University of Michigan
United States
Viren Kaul
Viren Kaul
SUNY Upstate Medical University
United States
Sushma K Cribbs
Sushma K Cribbs
Emory University
United States
Elizabeth Guzman
Elizabeth Guzman
Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center
Durham | United States
Jeremy B Richards
Jeremy B Richards
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Med Teach 2019 Apr 18:1-7. Epub 2019 Apr 18.

g Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine , Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center , Boston , MA , USA.

Live discussions on the social media site Twitter or Twitter chats are gaining popularity as powerful tools for engaging a broad audience in an interactive discussion. Medical education, in particular, is experiencing an increase in the use of this modality to support informal learning, as a means to encourage collaboration and share best practices, and as a platform for large-scale mentorship. Despite this growth in popularity, there are limited data to guide medical educators on the fundamentals of organizing a Twitter chat. In this Twelve Tips article, we discuss strategies relevant to potential Twitter chat organizers. We have arranged the tips chronologically, beginning with a discussion of initial considerations when planning and formulating a chat topic and publicizing the chat to potentially interested people and groups, followed by practical considerations while hosting the chat, and finally strategies for evaluating and extending a Twitter chat's impact.

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April 2019
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