- Frequency of social media use: 72% of respondents use social media
- Differences in use of social media by age of oncologist: The study used age as an indicator of respondent’s career phase, whether trainees, fellows, or early-, mid-, or late-career oncologists. Among those age 18-24 (trainees) and 25-34 (fellows), 89% and 93%, respectively, use social media. However, among those age 35-44 (early-career), the percentage goes down to 72%. And among those age 45-54 (mid-career), the percentage of oncologists who use social media dips down to 39%, a rate that is significantly lower than the 89% and 93% seen among trainees and fellows. Interestingly, late-career oncologists (age 55 and over) have a higher rate of social media use (59%) compared to mid-career oncologists.
- What are oncologists’ goals in visiting social media sites for professional development?
- What kind of professional information are oncologists seeking on social media sites?
How Do Oncologists Use Social Media, and What Information Are They Seeking? | ASCO Connection