It is no doubt here to stay, but it doesn’t have to be a minefield of ethics or mistrust.
With a little care and attention (Box 2), online social networking has the potential to make life a good deal easier for medics: to connect us with our friends and colleagues, facilitate learning and communication, arrange events, and share our knowledge with the wider world.
The results were released in three (3) working days from the last day of examination.
Junior doctors are making time for the technology too, with most UK schools boasting groups with a few hundred members.
In a remarkably diligent act of altruism, a group of medical students (“podmedics”) have even taken to recording and sharing their notes as audio files for others to download and enjoy on the road.
Those who will register are required to bring the following: duly accomplished Oath Form or Panunumpa ng Propesyonal, current Community Tax Certificate (cedula), 1 piece passport size picture (colored with white background and complete name tag), 2 sets of metered documentary stamps and 1 short brown envelope with name and profession and to pay the Initial Registration Fee of P600 and Annual Registration Fee of P4-2016.
Registration for the issuance of Professional Identification Card (ID) and Certificate of Registration will be on September 2 and 3, 2013.
If one’s personal profile—detailing hobbies, groups, interests, photos, and videos—were available only to true friends, there would be little cause for concern.
But the online environment breeds a false sense of security, where online friendships are often formed with little thought for the possible consequences.
This may have been a conscious decision in some cases, but more likely it reflects a widespread ignorance of the enhanced privacy settings that are available.
This is hardly surprising, given that website providers, in their efforts to reassure nervous users, have produced a multitude of confusing options.
Michael Anderson, one of the growing ranks of junior doctors in the United Kingdom keeping a blog, was recently added by a patient, and though he was touched by the sentiment, he decided that his privacy would be compromised if he accepted.