Twitter for Physicians

To Tweet or Not to Tweet
Instructed by Colin & Sara Taylor Category Social Media / Twitter
  • Course Length 4 Lessons
  • Time Commitment ~ 4 to 6 Hours Total
  • Course Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English

Course Description

Are you a physician...

  • who wants to be on social media but aren’t sure where to get started? 

  • who is resistent to the idea of social media but feels pressure to be on it?

  • who is already on social media but feels uncertain/uneasy about it? 

  • who feels disconnected, either locally or globally, from your colleagues?


If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, you are not alone and have come to the right place.


Twitter for Physicians is a self-paced online course designed by physicians for physicians.

It will provide you with an overview of social media but with a particular emphasis on Twitter.

Each of the 4 lessons includes both mutiple hyperlinks to various resources and an assignment. 

The "Doctor's Lounge" provide you with a platform to interact with both instructors & classmates.  

Upon submission of your assignments & evaluation form, you will receive a certificate of completion. 


Refund policy - all sales are final.

Course Outline

Section 1: Twitter for Physicians
Lesson 1 Overview of Social Media & eProfessionalism
At the end of this lesson, participants will have a better understanding of what social media encompasses & the relevance of social media as it pertains to physicians. They will also have a better understanding of professionalism as it pertains to social media & some of the unique differences of online professionalism (e-professionalism).
Assignment 1 Lesson 1 Assignment
Section 2: Twitter for Physicians
Lesson 2 Potential Benefits
At the end of this lesson, participants will have a better understanding of some of the benefits of physicians engaging on social media, as it pertains to both their personal & professional online presence.
Assignment 2 Lesson 2 Assignment
Section 3: Twitter for Physicians
Lesson 3 Potential Pitfalls
At the end of this lesson, participants will have a better understanding of some of the risks of physicians engaging on social media, as it pertains to both identifying them & avoiding them.
Assignment 3 Lesson 3 Assignment
Section 4: Twitter for Physicians
Lesson 4 Twitter 101
At the end of this lesson, participants will have a better understanding of Twitter, as it pertains to both setting up a profile & tweeting. They will also have a better understanding of how to engage on Twitter, as it pertains to connection, dissemination & education.
Assignment 4 Lesson 4 Assignment

Instructor Biography

Colin & Sara Taylor, Co-founders of Physicians for Physicians

Drs. Colin and Sara Taylor have been a united team in life for the past 23 years and in marriage for the past 21 years. In March of 2013, they launched Sara's website Sara T, M.D. dedicated to general wellness, physician wellness and personal development. In October 2016, they launched their joint website Physician for Physicians dedicated to physician wellness and personal development through online courses, and starting shortly in the fall of 2017, physician wellness retreats on beautiful Vancouver Island.

To provide some background context, Colin and Sara both grew up in the Maritimes - Colin in Prince Edward Island and Sara in New Brunswick. They met during medical school at the University of Western Ontario in London, ON in 1994. Two years later, they got married during medical school and upon graduation from medical school, moved to Calgary, AB to pursue residency training. Sara completed her Family Medicine residency in 2000 and Colin completed his Radiology residency in 2003. 

Apart from her current work related to Sara T, M.D., Sara has worked in various clinical and nonclinical settings in Calgary, AB, Prince Edward Island and Red Deer, AB. Colin has worked as a staff radiologist in both Prince Edward Island and Red Deer, AB. Apart from his work as a radiologist, he also takes great pleasure in the creative aspect of his behind the scenes work on both Sara T, M.D. and Physicians for Physicians. 

Colin and Sara have recently relocated to Victoria, BC. Their greatest joys are their two teenaged children who have added a dimension of perspective and purpose to their lives since the days they were born during their residency training. They have focused on living each and every day with them as opposed to just raising them. They also enjoy their downtime at home, cooking, walking, yoga and four pets.  

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