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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!

It has been a great year for The Social MEDia Course as we got featured at FutureMed, started using our own Twitter hashtag #HCSMcourse, over 3000 users took the tests on the website, and over 100 "students" got their certificate after completing the whole course!

Finally here are 5 tips how we can revolutionize Medical Education as our mission is still to give everyone a chance worldwide to acquire skills related to digital literacy in medicine.

Please feel free to use the #HCSMcourse hashtag and let's revolutionize medical education together!