Not Only for Career Networking: Can LinkedIn Be Used for Radiology Education?

Lilly Kauffman, Edmund M. Weisberg, Elliot K. Fishman

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LinkedIn was a social media pioneer website initially focused on improving how professionals conduct business on the Internet. Since its acquisition by Microsoft, it has grown into one of the world's most influential social media platforms and become a major hub for career networking and job searching. In recent years, the ambitions of the site have also evolved. Unlike its competitors, LinkedIn is not intended as a digital gathering place for friends. But the site appears to be expanding its range of offerings, with the opportunity now emerging to use the platform for educational purposes. To date, evidence suggests that the medical community, and the radiology community specifically, engages with LinkedIn on a limited basis. This may partially be explained by the lack of awareness among practitioners as to how to use the site for pedagogy. Here we review the data on the use of LinkedIn by radiologists and the advantages and disadvantages of three modes through which LinkedIn can be used for education.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)166-170
Number of pages5
JournalCurrent Problems in Diagnostic Radiology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 1 2022

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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