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Why Doctors Are Posing in Swimwear on Social Media – Scientific American

E7569E31 99D6 4E9F AA378AF30551F471 Why Doctors Are Posing in Swimwear on Social Media 8211 Scientific American

Beginning on July 23, physicians all over the world took to social media to post pictures of themselves in bikinis, using the hashtag #MedBikini. Against the backdrop of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and our broad social awakening to a second pandemic of systemic racism, why would thousands of doctors post pictures of something so seemingly frivolous as themselves in swimwear? We are both surgeons, and watched this play out in real time.

It initially started with a study published in the Journal of Vascular Surgery that purported to a***yze the behavior of physicians on social media. The study, conducted by a team of researchers based at the Boston Medical Center and Boston University School of Mecicine, was an attempt to classify the posts of trainees in vascular surgery as either professional or unprofessional. read more

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Women surgeons post bikini pictures after social media study – Fast Company

Poster hashtag medbikini Women surgeons post bikini pictures after social media study 8211 Fast Company

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Doctors, nurses, and others in the medical community have been posting pictures of themselves in bathing suits after a study called out MDs for what the authors deemed inappropriate use of social media. The study was published in a medical journal last year, but it began to attract fresh attention this week, prompting the hashtag #MedBikini to trend on Twitter.

The findings of the study, t**led “Prevalence of unprofessional social media content among young vascular surgeons,” aren’t surprising: Be careful what you post online. read more

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