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A new social media course for physicians

Bertalan Mesko, MD, founder and managing director of, has launched a new course aiming to educate future physicians about the fundamentals of social media. Mesko writes:

I believe the attitude of future doctors and also their knowledge about online issues can significantly change if practical examples and useful suggestions are presented in an exciting way. And now this course, under the name The Social MEDia Course, goes global as the online format with flash Prezis and gamification was launched on the 21st of March, 2012.

Interestingly, a presentation Mesko gave at Stanford played a role in the genesis of "The Social MEDia Course." He writes:

After I presented the course at Stanford University at the Medicine 2.0 Congress in November, 2011, I received an e-mail from a physician from the United Kingdom asking me where Debrecen is located because he would like to travel to Hungary every week just to attend the course. I considered that e-mail a sign to launch a global format.

Larry Chu, MD, who organized the conference Bertalan writes about and who is now leading the Stanford Medicine X conference, is on the advisory board for the project. 

I'm looking forward to seeing how Mesko's course shapes up.

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