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The influence of social media in minimally invasive surgery education: How surgeons exchange experience and knowledge in these platforms


1 Department of General Surgery, State Servers Hospital, Recife, Brazil
2 Medical student, Pernambuco Health College, Recife, Brazil
3 Department of General Surgery, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Clinical Research Group of the University of Pernambuco, University of Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil
4 Montefiore Medical Center, NY, USA

Correspondence Address:
Diego Laurentino Lima,
Desembargador Joao Paes Street, Number 421, Apartment 1101, Recife, Pernambuco
Brazil
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jmas.JMAS_270_18

PMID: 30618437

Engagement with social media is increasing within medical professionals. There are many different platforms, such as Facebook, Instagram, Whatsapp, Twitter, Telegram, and so on. Social media is a new and important tool for surgical education. More and more surgeons are joining restricted groups to discuss surgical techniques, manuscripts, etc in a daily basis. It is important that residents and surgeons have a very critical opinion about what they look online. Not everything is good or feasible.


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2004 Journal of Minimal Access Surgery
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