After years of hard work of creating a unique curriculum that prepares medical students for the technological future of medicine, it is a huge pleasure to share that our study is published. We have measured how effectively such a curriculum of social media, mobile health and disruptive technologies can get them ready for what is coming next. The structure of the course was just featured by the blog of the Stanford Medical School.

The study, Digital Literacy in the Medical Curriculum: A Course With Social Media Tools and Gamification, is available in JMIR Medical Education.

I believe including such courses in the curriculum is the only way to train medical professionals who are good at what they do and have a clear view on technologies surrounding them.

Moreover, the new semester of the Social Media in Medicine university course launches at Semmelweis University. I’ll introduce medical students to the world of social media by showing them a lot of practical examples; as well as to the world full of technological advances they will face when they leave medical school.

9 weeks, 15 extended topics, two surveys, one exam, and a lot of Facebook challenges every single day.

This course is still unique worldwide and I created a digital format as well so not only medical students and professionals at Semmelweis University can acquire such digital skills. Feel free to use the #HCSMcourse hashtag when communicating about the course.

Here is the timeline:

Sep 15: Introduction to social media and medicine
Sep 29. Search engines and the Google story
Oct 6. Information pollution and medical communities
Oct 20. The mysteries of medical blogging
Oct 27. Crowdsourcing on Twitter
Nov 3. Youtube and mobile health
Nov 17. The era of e-patients
Nov 24. Wikipedia and medical wikis
Dec 1. Written exam
Dec 8. The future of medicine, results of the online surveys

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The new semester is about to be launched at Semmelweis Medical School in Budapest, Hungary and I'm happy to share that all the presentations were updated and new test questions were added to the database.

1) Check the presentations of the 16 topics covered in this course and leave your comments under them.

2) Test your knowledge and receive all the badges by completing the course.

3) Create even more challenging questions for others!

4) Crowdsource any challenges or problems you face while using social media for medical purposes.

5) Finish all tests in order to become an ultimate expert and receive your certification!

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The semester at Semmelweis Medical School is almost over, the Facebook competition found a winner and students had a written test, but some of them could skip that by completing the Social MEDia Course.

While the semester is over, The Social MEDia Course goes on, we are updating the content and adding new, more challenging questions, therefore feel free to do the tests and share the course with your friends.

Here are a few tips and tricks from this semester:

How to Revolutionize Medical Education: 5 Tips
How to Learn to Use Social Media in Medicine?
I’m always very excited when the new semester of the Social Media in Medicine university course launches at Semmelweis University. I’ll introduce medical students to the world of social media by showing them a lot of practical examples; as well as to the world full of technological advances they will face when they leave medical school.

9 weeks, 15 extended topics, two surveys, one exam, and a lot of Facebook challenges every single day.

This course is still unique worldwide and I created a digital format as well so not only medical students and professionals at Semmelweis University can acquire such digital skills. Feel free to use the #HCSMcourse hashtag when communicating about the course.

Here is the timeline:

February 20: Introduction to social media and medicine
February 27: Medical search engines and the Google story
March 6: Solutions for information pollution and Medical communities
March 20: The mysteries of medical blogging
March 27: Crowdsourcing on Twitter for medical purposes
April 10: The world of e-patients; The era of Youtube and mobile apps
April 24: Wikipedia: the power of masses; Collaboration online
May 8: Education 2.0; written test
May 15: The future of medicine and the internet; results of the surveys

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There are few ways to learn how to use social media in medicine and healthcare. Here are some of them:

Finish all the tests and earn the "Ultimate Expert" badge in The Social MEDia Course. It is really challenging!

Read the "Social Media in Clinical Practice" handbook.

Follow the #hcsm hashtag on Twitter.

Good luck!

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