The Harvard Macy Institute Podcast aims to connect our Harvard Macy Institute community and to develop our interest in health professions education topics and literature. Our podcast is hosted by our Program for Educators in the Health Professions course faculty Victoria Brazil, and features interviews with health professions education scholars.

In this podcast Vic speaks with Justin KreuterPatricia Tran, and Teresa Chan about “Social Media, Networking, Community and the Human Connection.” We recorded the conversation live during week 6 of the 2023 Harvard Macy Transforming your Teaching using Technology course. In a metacognitive move, we hoped our podcast conversation would illustrate some of the points we made in the conversation – “the medium is the message!”

Our discussion started with a recap of the week 6 session. This included a self-assessment by scholars on their current professional social media engagement, a wonderful precis of the various social media platforms by Patricia Tran, and group work on social media dilemmas for health professions educators. The podcast conversation explored these elements, with a focus on the different roles in which that health professions educators might be using social media and online engagement – as teachers, as institutional leaders, and as faculty developers. We finished with a deeper dive on podcasting, and a shout out to own Harvard Macy Institute podcast.

Happy listening!

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Victoria Brazil, MD (Educators, ’05, Leaders ’07, Assessment ‘10) is Professor of Emergency Medicine and Director of Simulation at Bond University Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine. Her research interests include podcasting and simulation, and she is co-producer of Simulcast - a podcast about healthcare simulation. Victoria can be followed on Twitter.