Is having a public twitter account as a med student a bad idea?


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Sep 29, 2014
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2 weeks ago, I would have said you should avoid Twitter as much as possible.....but apparently now the American Board of Surgery is doing all its important communication on Twitter and not through email or its website, so......

There is a way to do it professionally that can help you and a way that can hurt you. If you do it with your name and picture, just be polite and don't say things you wouldn't say in front of a patient or a residency interview board - because you essentially are. Benefit of anonymous is maybe a little more lee-way with criticism; still, I think a downside to that is how easy it likely is to get carried away and say something that you wouldn't otherwise say.
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