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Tweeting the Meeting: An In-Depth Analysis of Twitter Activity at Kidney Week 2011
In recent years, the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) has increased its efforts to use its annual conference to inform and educate the public about kidney disease. Social media, including Twitter, has been one method ...
Is Content Really King? An Objective Analysis of the Public's Response to Medical Videos on YouTube
Medical educators and patients are turning to YouTube to teach and learn about medical conditions. These videos are from authors whose credibility cannot be verified & are not peer reviewed. As a result, studies that have ...
Factors that contribute to social media influence within an Internal Medicine Twitter learning community
Medical societies, faculty, and trainees use Twitter to learn from and educate other social media users. These social media communities bring together individuals with various levels of experience. It is not known if ...
Introducing the global medical community to the information presented at local scientific conferences through nephrology blogs
An increasing number of healthcare providers author medical blogs (bloggers) to educate the public and fellow physicians. Traditionally, many bloggers have assumed that readers are most interested in information presented ...
Comparing two models that reduce the number of nephrology fellowship positions in the United States
There has been a steady decline in the number of applications to nephrology training programs. One solution is to decrease the number of available fellowship positions. Proponents believe that training programs have grown ...
Alternative ideas to increase the percentage of filled seats in nephrology fellowships
Interest in nephrology has been decreasing for the last decade. In this opinion piece, the author provides four unconventional, outside-the-box strategies to increase the percentage of filled nephrology training positions.