Twitter may seem more suited to casual use, but it can be a great resource for medical news and information if you follow the right people and institutions.
Results from The Clinical Advisor‘s recent social media survey found that among responders who used social media for their career, the majority felt that they benefited from such use, and none felt it was detrimental. With so much information out there, the short-form delivery of Twitter can be a quick, easy way to stay updated on the latest news in your field.
- Twitter feeds for nurse practitioners
- Twitter feeds for physician assistants
- For general medical resources
Whether you’re already using Twitter for your career or not, this list can help you identify which Twitter feeds will bring you the most helpful, informative content for NPs, PAs and primary care in general. We’ve combined the best Twitter feeds in each category with a short description of what to expect from each.
For those who aren’t Twitter savvy, there are a few terms you should know. With a Twitter account, you can send messages called tweets that are visible to the public, and are 140 characters or less.
A retweet is essentially a reposting of a tweet. Usernames are preceded by an @ symbol (for example, @ClinicalAdvisor); you can also tweet at a particular user by putting @(their username) in your own tweet. Putting a # before a word (called a hashtag) acts as a tagging system, so other users can search for tweets tagged with particular things.