Impact of Social Media and Virtual Learning on Cardiology During the COVID-19 Pandemic Era and Beyond

Methodist Debakey Cardiovasc J. Jul-Sep 2020;16(3):e1-e7. doi: 10.14797/mdcj-16-3-e1.


Over the past decade, advances in digital trends and technology have greatly impacted the medical field with rapid delivery of and access to information. The field of cardiovascular medicine in particular has seen major technological advances and is well versed in the use of digital platforms and social media. In these unprecedented times of the COVID-19 pandemic, social media and other digital platforms are essential tools for communication, education, and delivery of information. In this review, we discuss the ways virtual learning and social media are changing medical education and research.

Keywords: COVID-19; cardiology virtual learning; social media.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Cardiology / education*
  • Clinical Competence
  • Coronavirus Infections / epidemiology
  • Coronavirus Infections / prevention & control*
  • Education, Medical / methods*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Learning
  • Male
  • Pandemics / prevention & control*
  • Pandemics / statistics & numerical data
  • Pneumonia, Viral / epidemiology
  • Pneumonia, Viral / prevention & control*
  • Social Media / statistics & numerical data*
  • Societies, Medical
  • United States
  • Virtual Reality*

Supplementary concepts

  • COVID-19