Journal of Surgical Simulation 2017; 4: 41 - 43

Published: 29 December 2017



Why all doctors and medical institutions need to embrace social media: #socialmediadoctors

Neeraj Bhasin
Corresponding author: Neeraj Bhasin, Department of Vascular Surgery, Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust, Huddersfield Royal Infirmary, Huddersfield, HD3 3EA, UK. Email:


Use of social media has great potential for the medical community as a whole, but it remains underutilised by some doctors and institutions. Benefits to the medical profession, whether as individuals or institutions, include receiving and interacting with cutting edge information and research in a time-efficient way, improving one’s reputation, facilitation of networking, attracting funding, promoting events and job opportunities to a worldwide audience for free, and improving the quality and reach of meetings.


social media; surgery; medical; medicine; doctors

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