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UCLMS Social Media Policy

1 November 2013

Social media has become a powerful part of the web in recent years and has changed the way we communicate and collaborate online.  Many organisations, such as the GMC and the BMA, politicians and medical journals are actively using social media and discussions of various aspects of the professional lives of doctors are increasingly seen on Facebook, Twitter and blogs.

Students and doctors are finding and creating new ways to learn together, using these powerful tools. quclms.com is an example of this, run by staff at UCL Medical School, and we encourage our students to use new media to complement other forms of education. Patients are also online, seeking medical information, and increasingly doctors and students need to balance their personal and professional identities.