Can Twitter Really Make Me a Better Teacher? Incorporating Social Media into Your Teaching Toolkit

May 12, 2022

Learners are turning to social media more and more for medical education and learning. Twitter is a dynamic, interactive, and wide-reaching resource for teaching clinical topics, raising awareness of issues, community building and promoting literature. Faculty’s comfort with using Twitter varies widely from non-adopters to those actively posting and teaching on Twitter. Given learners’ comfort with this teaching tool, it is important for faculty to gain an understanding of its potential uses and to explore possible ways of incorporating it into their teaching. This virtual retreat, led by two national leaders on using Twitter for education, will both introduce non-adopter faculty to the educational benefits and strengths of Twitter and provide additional skills to those already using Twitter.

Zoom link to follow upon registration.

Target Audience

This activity is intended for all clinical teaching faculty in the department of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Recognize Twitter's impact on medical education
  2. Determine how trainees are using Twitter for learning
  3. For those who are new to Twitter:
    1. Practice how it works
    2. Identify who to follow
  4. For those already on Twitter:
    1. Construct a Tweetorial

Additional Information

Provided by: 

Massachusetts General Hospital - Department of Medicine & Mass General Brigham

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.50 Participation
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
05/12/2022 - 4:00pm EDT
Event ends: 
05/12/2022 - 5:30pm EDT
4:00 PM

Welcome & Introduction

Jay Vyas, MD & Kathleen Finn, MD, MPhil
MGH Residency Program


Using Social Media

Anthony Breu, MD & Avraham Cooper, MD


Small Group Workshops

GROUP 1: Introduction to Twitter, Who to Follow, Tweetorial 101
Alaka Ray, MD
Cynthia Cooper, MD
Gabrielle Bromberg, MD

GROUP 2: Making Tweetorials
Anthony Breu, MD
Avraham Cooper, MD


Panel Discussion

Alaka Ray, MD
Cynthia Cooper, MD
Gabrielle Bromberg, MD


Wrap Up

Jay Vyas, MD & Kathleen Finn, MD, MPhil

5:30 PM



Kathleen Finn, MD, MPhil - Course Director
Inpatient Associate Program Director Internal Medicine Residency Program, Massachusetts General Hospital
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Anthony Breu, MD
Hospitalist, VA Boston Healthcare System
Assistant Professor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Member, Harvard Medical School Center for Bioethics

Gabrielle Bromberg, MD
Hospitalist, Massachusetts General Hospital

Avraham Cooper, MD
Assistant Program Director, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center - Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine

Cynthia Cooper, MD
Hospitalist, Massachusetts General Hospital

Alaka Ray, MD
Primary Care, Internal Medicine Associates
Massachusetts General Hospital

Jay Vyas, MD
Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency Program, Massachusetts General Hospital
Associate Physician, Massachusetts General Hospital - Medicine

In support of improving patient care, Mass General Brigham is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Mass General Brigham designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Available Credit

  • 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.50 Participation


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