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Wellness Grand Rounds: September 2020

Wellness Grand Rounds: Sept. 2020: Social Media, Professionalism, and Mental Health: Good Bull Only

Ended Sep 22, 2022
1 credit

Full course description

Healthcare is a highly stressful and taxing profession. Team members are known to carry disproportionate risk for sub-optimal self care, maladaptive behaviors, worse long-term health outcomes, and burnout relative to the general public. This is known to result in broad-ranging implications for their personal as well as their professional lives placing those responsible for the health of our communities at elevated risk for mental health distress, mental health crisis, and even suicide.


At the conclusion of this activity, learners will be able to:

- Describe various forms of social media

- Identify various ways social media can be used professionally (and perhaps unprofessionally)

- Recognize the benefits and pitfalls of social media


Texas A&M University College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


Texas A&M University College of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The presentation titled, “Social Media, Professionalism, and Mental Health: Good Bull Only” has been designated by the Texas A&M University College of Medicine for 1.0 hour of education in medical ethics and professional responsibility.


Dr. Cochran has disclosed that she received a salary from JAMA Surgery as a web and social media editor.


The planners do not have a financial interest or affiliation with any entity producing, marketing,
re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients.


Technical Requirements

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Mobile Devices

The Canvas interface was optimized for desktop displays, so using small form factors such as phones may not be a pleasant experience in using Canvas. For the best user experience, please download the Canvas mobile applications.