From patients to followers? Once in the centre of the village, some doctors are now blowing up the counters on social networks. Accounts of doctors and medical students are flourishing, especially on TikTok, Instagram and X (formerly Twitter). They provide scientific information on pathologies, cases encountered in their practice and dietary and sports recommendations, in the form of videos, threads or podcasts. Their posts elicit comments that are not always benevolent. How has this practice of social networks changed prevention in medicine, and what are its limits?
More publications after Covid
In 2020, during the Covid period, I was in my 4th year of medical school and influencers were postingmisinformationon social networks when I was working like a sick person to acquire proven medical knowledge," recalls Guillaume Chorao, now an 8th year student in emergency medicine. At the time, I didn't have time to go there...
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