A recent study published looked at using a "mastermind" chat using WhatsApp for onconephrology discussion. This group was created using Whatsapp in 2019. Since then close to 100 members are part of an ongoing online discussion. This study evaluated the 2 years of chat content via a survey, keywords and a full qualitative thematic analysis.
Use of mastermind chats like this should grow in medicine. This allows for small subspecialty fields to have like minded individuals e-meet and discuss tough clinical challenges, share important knowledge and eventually collaboration for research. A recent paper on CDK4/6 inhibitors causing ATN was a result of collaboration led by this chat.
Our manuscript Utility of WhatsApp® for onconeph education is out @CKJsocial @kdjhaveri @Sebi_Lapman , authored by 2 phenomenal students Simoni Khashi and Nitya Wanchoo, Quality analysis done by Kayla Kinuf @HofstraU @HofstraKidney @UCKidney @uofcincy @UCincyMedicine Tweetorial pic.twitter.com/ll46aCv7x2— Prakash Gudsoorkar MD, FASN, FNKF (@prakashneph) December 16, 2021