Announcing the new #meded chat

In the last few weeks, several #meded tweeps have been bouncing the idea around about starting a Twitter chat dedicated to discussing issues related to medical education.  One night, Vinny Arora (@FutureDocs) made the proclamation that she thought we had now reached a “critical mass” of people interested in pursuing a #meded chat…

With that in mind, I decided to just sit down and make it happen.  So here goes the big announcement…

The weekly #meded chat will take place at Thursday nights at 9 pm Eastern time (US).

All of the ins and outs have not been completely worked out, but here are the basics for the time being:

  • For now, suggestions for questions/topics can be submitted by email to mededucchat (at) gmail (dot) com. This will be changing soon, as we work out the specifics of the moderator accounts on Gmail and Twitter.  If you would rather DM me (@RyanMadanickMD) for now, go right ahead.
  • Those interested in posting to or following the chat can simply use the #meded hashtag.

Those of us who were in the discussions about the arrangements realized that it would probably be too difficult to accommodate both the European and North American contingents at an appropriate time (this time slot is 1:00 am GMT).  AnneMarie Cunningham (@amcunningham) is thinking about a second time slot that would suit the European #meded interest group better, but for now we will use the Thursday night time slot as our initial footprint.  If it has to move around a bit, so be it.

We hope that this chat group will advancer collaborative efforts toward and permit rapid exchange of great ideas in medical education.

This is a work in progress, so your feedback is greatly appreciated!

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About Ryan Madanick, MD

I am a gastroenterologist at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, as well as the Program Director for the GI & Hepatology Fellowship Program. I specialize in diseases of the esophagus, with a strong interest in the diagnosis and treatment of patients who have difficult-to-manage esophageal problems such as refractory GERD. I can be followed on Twitter: @RyanMadanickMD (he/him)
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2 Responses to Announcing the new #meded chat

  1. UPDATE:
    We can now be followed @mededchat!

    To suggest a topic or question, send a DM or send an email to mededchat(at)gmail(dot)com.

  2. Pingback: Chatting on Twitter about Medical Education | health dairy

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