Social Media internships are new to the medical community. There is a short course that some schools offer to their medical students. We don't really know what the outcome of those courses have been on the students that take it.
The Nephrology social media community leaders starting planning an internship in nephrology social media in Dec 2014 under the leadership of Joel Topf from PB fluids. We feel that social media will not only enhance their skills as a nephrologists, but help spark some interest in budding nephrologists. This will be the first of it's kind in Nephrology. Check out the website at http://www.nephjc.com/internship
The internship is open for fellows, attendings, residents and our first class just got announced as well on the website. The projects they shall be working on are doing posts, tweets, and various projects. Nephmadness would be a part of their training, with blog posts for PBfluids, RFN, Nephronpower, eAJKD, Ukidney.com and also being part of the rising online journal club( www.nephjc.com)
Please welcome Nikhil Shah, Chi Chu, Scherly Leon and Hector Madariaga as the first class of the first nephrology social media internship.