Online Professionalism Workshops Available

An article in the September 23rd issue of JAMA describes incidents of unprofessional conduct online by medical students, and recommends that a “formal professionalism curriculum should include a digital media component, which could include instruction on managing the digital footprint.” The article is well-timed: at the M1 orientation this year, librarians from Ebling Library and staff from HSLC IT presented a workshop called “Smart Social Networking,” intended to give medical students pointers on maintaining professionalism and privacy while using applications such as Facebook, Twitter, etc. This session was well-received, and can be customized for any audience. If you would like to arrange such a session for your students, faculty/staff, or residents, just contact us at nfxroyvat@yvoenel.jvfp.rqh, or complete our instruction request form.