The University of Arizona Department of Medicine earlier this month launched a Facebook webpage to expand its social media presence, adding to the Twitter account that the department has had since 2014.
Both can be found by searching for the full name of the department or simply entering @UAMedicineEdu.
Our first official Facebook post (left) was about release of the April issue of the DOM e-newsletter, The Pulse, followed by a UA College of Medicine – Tucson graduation post linked to an article about former medical student Jose “Anthony” Cervantes (see Twitter post below), a U.S. Air Force Reserve Pararescue jumper who’ll be doing an internship here in Tucson before heading to a dermatology residency program at the University of Texas at Austin.
Other posts have focused on UA Sarver Heart Center director emeritus Gordon Ewy, MD, being presented with an honorary degree by Georgetown University next week, UA Cancer Center director emeritus Dave Alberts, MD’s retirement celebration, an insomnia and telehealth grant won by interim pulmonary division chief and sleep medicine expert Sai Parthasarathy, MD (see Twitter post below), and winners in the GME Scholarly Day at South Campus research poster competition (right).
You can find the Facebook webpage at: https://www.facebook.com/UAMedicineEdu
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Until January, the DOM Twitter account operated largely through the Office of the Vice Chair of Education. At that point, it became the twitter-sphere voice for the entire department. Since then, the number of followers has more than doubled as have the number of likes and tweets—respectively, 128, 175 and nearly 400 as of May 19.
There’s always something good to see, often with links to something interesting to read, photos or a video to watch.
You’ll find the DOM Twitter webpage at: https://twitter.com/UAMedicineEdu
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Let us know if we should consider other social media platforms, which ones and why. Send your thoughts to DOM Communications Coordinator David Mogollón — or post them to our Facebook or Twitter accounts.