Social media (some) models in resident education

Surgery. 2023 Sep;174(3):741-743. doi: 10.1016/j.surg.2023.05.041. Epub 2023 Jul 10.


Social media has changed the way in which we communicate, as it has grown tremendously in the past decade. Social media platforms have even penetrated the area of surgery and surgical education. The COVID-19 pandemic has even further pushed for more innovative communication and surgical education methods, such as case and video discussions, asking for advice, and having journal clubs. In this article, we review several social media platforms, such as Twitter, Facebook, and others, and the ways that they have been integrated into surgical education.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • COVID-19*
  • Communication
  • Humans
  • Internship and Residency*
  • Pandemics
  • Social Media*