Another reason why I believe premeds should blog openly and publicly through social media - they are perfect modalities for networking across institutional boundaries.
- Reblogged from Medical State of Mind
Yahoo acquires Tumblr for $1.1 billion. The visibility on this story is tremendous.
What I find interesting, however, is the public availability of the CEOs after the acquisition. David Karp signed off on an official Tumblr post with a defiant “F*** yeah”. Marissa Mayer promised to “not screw things up” on a conference call. Reassurances were issued across all channels.
The colloquial and youthful quality of their public responses made me wonder; what if health care executives displayed the same youthful candor and public reach?
This grand 7-day experiment of free AMCAS essay reviews is at an end. I was humbled by the outpouring of support and trust I received from the many premeds who submitted their essays. I just thought I would share some statistics from this experiment:
I just wanted to say thank you to all my new Tumblr followers! I went from a modest 85 to over 200 in one day! If you’re on Twitter, find me @TheBiopsy. I sometimes post links there that I don’t have on my blog.
I hope to provide you with solid advice, interesting stories, and editorials on what it means to become a physician in the digital age of medicine. There’s a whole technological and sociological revolution going on in medicine. Suffice it to say, in 20 years, physicians aren’t going to look the same. So, stay tuned!
(By the way, the whole digital revolution in medicine makes for really good medical school interview talking points.)
An example of the kind of review I do for premed students who submit their AMCAS statement to me and donate! Everything in red is my suggestions, corrections, or edits. Interested in getting some awesome feedback? Click here!