Today, we have Dr. Bryan Vartabedian from the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. When he’s not doing scopes as a pediatric gastroenterologist, Dr. Vartabedian blogs about the intersection of medicine and technology at 33Charts and can be found on Twitter at @Doctor_V.
In the age of social media, Dr. Vartabedian has become an advocate for physician “public presence” — a concept we dissect during this week’s conversation. He’s served on the Advisory Board for the Mayo Clinic’s Center for Social Media and pioneered Baylor’s “Digital Smarts” curriculum, which prepares today’s medical students for clinical practice in a networked future.
We sit down with Dr. Vartabedian to discuss the concept of public presence, how social platforms are changing medicine, and what this paradigm shift means for today’s physicians-in-training.
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History & Physical: The Official Medical Student Podcast of in-Training is a discussion with students, clinicians and thought leaders at the forefront of medicine. At a time when the role of the physician, the landscape of the health care system, and the impact of technology on patient care are rapidly evolving, History & Physical aspires to answer the question, “What does it mean to be a medical student of the 21st century?”