Resident Review  |   December 2019
A Different Kind of Tweetorial: How Twitter Helped Integrate My Personal and Professional Identities
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Resident Review   |   December 2019
A Different Kind of Tweetorial: How Twitter Helped Integrate My Personal and Professional Identities
ASA Monitor 12 2019, Vol.83, 58-59.
ASA Monitor 12 2019, Vol.83, 58-59.
When a friend and colleague suggested I join Twitter this past year, I scoffed. ”NO WAY.” Twitter was firmly in my past. I used it heavily in 2010-2011, when I was living in Los Angeles, working as a new attending anesthesiologist and writing for a website in my spare time. Twitter had been a fun social tool for my friend group, and a platform to connect with my readers on the website. It was also a world apart from my life in medicine, and I welcomed that. The stress of my first attending job and the isolation of a demanding schedule made the internet a joyful escape. The website I wrote for was light in tone, and I enjoyed writing to the audience as a woman in medicine. I was reaching young women who had initially been discouraged about pursuing a career as a physician but saw possibility from my writing. I loved receiving questions and messages on Twitter from those young women interested in science.
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