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Researchers find inappropriate social media posts from new physicians

Residency Program Insider, April 21, 2017

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A study of recently graduated urologists found that many posted potentially inappropriate content on their Facebook profiles. Researchers queried the names of physicians who graduated from U.S. urology residency programs in 2015 on Facebook and found about 200 with identifiable profiles. Of those, 40% contained posts the researchers deemed “unprofessional” or “potentially objectionable.” Unprofessional posts included use of profanity, references to drunkenness and drug use, and violations of medical ethics, such as divulging protected patient information. Potentially objectionable posts contained images of drinking, and opinions on controversial social issues, politics, and religion.

Source: HealthDay



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