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This session was run by Dr Komal Atta (University of Faisalabad, Pakistan) and host Dr Jonny Guckian (ASME Director of SoMe and Communications) and discussed the role of SoMe in the professional identity formation of doctors.
Social media has now become an extension of our everyday life. Every key event is tweeted or put on Instagram/Facebook. In these times of digitalisation, the use of social media for medical practice/advice/COPs by medical health professionals is also commonplace.
This talk discussed the common social media practices of doctors and medical students and how it affects Professional Identity formation, how these practices vary worldwide and how we may use them so that we may be able to inculcate social media safely and positively into our healthcare and educational practices.
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Dr Komal Atta
Dr.Komal Atta is Assistant Professor of Physiology, Senior Coordinator Department of Optometry and Assistant Director Health Professions Education at the University of Faisalabad, Pakistan. She is currently also pursuing her Master’s in Medical Education from the University of Lahore. Komal is an ardent researcher with many publications and awards under her belt, her research interests include curriculum development, professional identity formation and innovations in teaching and learning.
Dr Jonny Guckian - ASME Director of SoMe and Communications
Dr Jonny Guckian is a dermatology registrar in West Yorkshire. As well as being ASME’s Director of Social Media & Communications, he works with a number of medical education organisations, including as founder of Medisense Medical Education, an online platform for creative medical student learning resources. He is also an Editorial Trainee at the British Journal of Dermatology and member of the Royal College of Physicians Edinburgh Trainee & Members’ Committee. Jonny’s research interests include social media in medical education & undergraduate dermatology education.