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dc.contributor.authorFriedman, Brett J
dc.contributor.authorChen, Irene
dc.contributor.authorAsantey, Kwesi
dc.contributor.authorLoeb, Stacy
dc.contributor.authorKim, Simon P
dc.contributor.authorMalik, Rena D
dc.contributor.authorKarabon, Patrick
dc.contributor.authorWunderlich-Barillas, Tracy
dc.contributor.authorChandrasekar, Thenappan
dc.date.accessioned2022-03-07T13:55:52Z
dc.date.available2022-03-07T13:55:52Z
dc.date.issued2022-01-19
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10713/18162
dc.description.abstractObjective: To determine how medical students’ Twitter engagement impacted the urology residency match and overall student perception of Twitter. Methods: We utilized a mixed methods approach with (1) Twitter metrics data, (2) online student surveys, and (3) qualitative semi-structured interviews. Interviews were evaluated with iterative thematic content analysis, while quantitative data were analyzed with descriptive statistics, and univariate analyses. Results: We identified 245 Twitter accounts of Urology residency applicants from the 2021 cycle. Matched students were more likely to have a Twitter account (59% matched vs 28% unmatched, P = .002) and account creation increased following the COVID-19 pandemic announcement. Matched students’ profiles were associated with more followers, bios mentioning Urology, home Urology residency programs, and no international flags and/or references. The online survey had a 16% response rate. A majority reported utilizing Twitter for residency information (95%), wanting to continue Twitter throughout residency (67%), and feeling uncomfortable tweeting about racial, political, or diversity issues (64%). Nine interviews revealed 4 themes: Twitter's opportunities for networking, Twitter's role in the application process, the burden of social media use, and professionalism. Conclusion: Students applying to Urology residency increasingly utilized Twitter during the COVID-19 pandemic and having a Twitter account was associated with matching. While Twitter may not be necessary to succeed in the match and can pose an additional time burden, applicants view it as an opportunity for learning, networking, and personal branding.en_US
dc.description.urihttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.urology.2021.11.046en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherElsevieren_US
dc.relation.ispartofUrologyen_US
dc.rightsCopyright © 2022 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.en_US
dc.titleTwitter Engagement of Medical Students Applying to Urology Residency During COVID-19: A Mixed Methods Study.en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.urology.2021.11.046
dc.identifier.pmid35063463
dc.source.journaltitleUrology
dc.source.countryUnited States


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