Individual Study / Jurivich et al.; J Am Geriatr Soc. 2018

Integrating Geriatrics Knowledge into a Medical Student Clerkship Using Twitter Poll

Integrating Geriatrics Knowledge into a Medical Student Clerkship Using Twitter Poll

Initiatives -
A controlled, prospective, 2‐year cohort observational study was conducted to test whether weekly geriatric questions delivered through Twitter Poll could improve geriatrics knowledge during an internal medicine clerkship for third‐year medical students. Note: All published information has been collected from the article referenced in the Marker Paper box below. Therefore, there may be variations with more advanced versions of the study.
Start Year
2018
End Year
2018
Funding
This study was supported by the Eva Gilbertson, MD, foundation. Findings from the first year of this study were reported at the annual scientific meeting of the American Geriatrics Society, San Antonio, Texas, May 18‐20, 2017.

Design

Study design
Population cohort

Marker Paper

Jurivich DA, Bande D, Theige D, et al. Integrating Geriatrics Knowledge into a Medical Student Clerkship Using Twitter Poll. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2018;66(12):2389‐2393. doi:10.1111/jgs.15633

PUBMED 30357809

Number of participants

Number of participants
78
Number of participants with biosamples

Access

Availability of data and biosamples

Data
Biosamples
Other

Timeline

Population

A controlled, prospective, 2‐year cohort observational study was conducted to test whether weekly geriatric questions delivered through Twitter Poll could improve geriatrics knowledge during an internal medicine clerkship for third‐year medical students.
Selection Criteria
Newborns
Twins
Countries
  • United States of America
Ethnic Origin
Health Status

Recruitment

Sources of recruitment
  • General population

Number of participants

Number of participants
78
Number of participants with biosamples
Data Collection Event
A prospective observational study was designed to assess third‐year medical students' knowledge before and after an 8‐week Twitter Poll experience during their internal medicine clerkship. An invitation‐only Twitter Poll account was established. The University of North Dakota institutional review board approved the project.
Start Date
2018
End Date
2015
Data sources
  • Social media
    • Twitter