Thursday, July 17, 2008

Future doctors share too much on Facebook, UF researchers say

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Not really for associations, but certainly applies to a big chunk of our membership and their use of social media.

Would it bother you to know that your physician smokes cigars and likes to do “keg stands”? That your gynecologist was a member of a group called “I Hate Medical School”? That your urologist is a fan of “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre”?

That is exactly the sort of information many people share on social networking sites such as Facebook and MySpace. According to a new University of Florida study, many medical students are sharing far too much.

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