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Use of Social Media in Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship Programs

Overview of attention for article published in AEM Education and Training: A Global Journal of Emergency Care, January 2017
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Title
Use of Social Media in Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship Programs
Published in
AEM Education and Training: A Global Journal of Emergency Care, January 2017
DOI 10.1002/aet2.10005
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Amini, Richard, Wang, Janelle B., Trueger, N. Seth, Hoyer, Riley, Adhikari, Srikar, Richard Amini, Janelle B. Wang, N. Seth Trueger, Riley Hoyer, Srikar Adhikari, Teresa M. Chan

Abstract

Social media has been gaining traction among learners and educators for its ability to stimulate discussion, increase participation, and promote knowledge sharing. Despite the growing research around the benefits of social media in education, there is little evidence on how it is being incorporated into emergency ultrasound (EUS) fellowships. This study aims to determine the preference and use of social media by engaging with program directors across EUS programs in the United States to assess the current landscape of and attitudes toward social media use. This was a cross-sectional study. An online questionnaire was electronically sent to all EUS fellowship directors across the country. The survey consisted of questions regarding current practice patterns, policies, and perceptions regarding the use of social media in EUS fellowship programs. Ninety-six ultrasound fellowship programs were identified for inclusion into this study. A total of 64 participants completed the survey, representing a 63% response rate. Thirty-eight percent (95% confidence interval [CI] = 26% - 50%) of responding fellowship programs have an official social media outlet and 25% have a separate ultrasound handle for their EM residency program. Fifty-eight percent (95% CI = 46% - 70%) of programs do not provide training to fellows and residents on the social media outlets used by their program. The top two social media outlets currently being used by programs are Twitter and YouTube to disseminate educational content and knowledge sharing. Twenty-eight percent (95% CI = 17% - 39%) of programs create or post new ultrasound content at least once per month. Regarding barriers in the use of social media in EUS fellowships, 57% (95% CI = 45% - 69%) of program directors sited lack of time as the primary reason for decreased usage and implementation. Eighty-four percent (95% CI = 75% - 93%) of responders felt that social media has the potential to impact patient care. The results of this study indicate that there is perceived value in utilizing social media resources in EUS education; however, certain challenges need to be further evaluated.

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 4. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 29 July 2018.
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#3,000,658
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#54
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#97,996
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Outputs of similar age from AEM Education and Training: A Global Journal of Emergency Care
#9
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