To post, or not to post, that is the question

Hamlet would probably advise that MDs chill out on the whole posting thing. According to a new study led by Dr. Kevin Koo of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, young doctors are having an issue with hitting “Post” well beyond the lines of professionalism and ethics. The study, which focused on urologist new grads, found that 40% of those with publicly identifiable Facebook profiles contained iffy content. And by iffy we mean those “What happened last night?” pictures all the way to divulging patient information. Great. Apparently, millennials grow up to be doctors, too. Remember, when in doubt, hit delete. Here are the AMA’s guidelines for social media use for all you docs who skipped ethics class. What do you think? See this week’s FastPoll™ question below.

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