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IUSM Office of Medical Student Affairs hosts social media professionalism video contest

Mar. 6, 2014

The IU School of Medicine Office of Medical Student Affairs is hosting a medical student video contest to raise awareness about professionalism on social media.

Participating students are encouraged to create a three-minute video about professionalism on social media. The purpose of the contest is to help spread the word about how medical students can engage in social media while respecting the limits and proper procedures of its use.

IUSM students wishing to participate in the contest should create a short video on YouTube -- or any similar social media video channel -- demonstrating professionalism on social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Videos must include IUSM in the video as an identifier, include a link to the IUSM Social Media Policy and avoid showing inappropriate content -- or explaining an example of inappropriate content in the video, such as posting pictures of alcohol or drug use by students, identifying features of patient or using negative slander upon others.

A panel of faculty and staff members will judge the winning applications. There is a maximum of 10 students per submission. Additional guidelines and application judging criteria are on the website.

Winners will receive a free lunch and the top three videos will be shown during a screening in the VanNuys Medical Science Building Atrium, where light refreshments will be served. The video will also be posted to the MSA website.

The deadline for submissions is Friday, April 18. To submit a video, email Shannon Osborne at osborne@iu.edu.

Submissions should include the first and last names of everyone in the group.

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