USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA BY MEDICAL AND DENTAL STUDENTS

  1. DR. HASEEB UR REHMAN, DISTRICT HEADQUARTER HOSPITAL OKARA
  2. DR. MUHAMMAD ZEESHAN ALI, MAYO HOSPITAL LAHORE
  3. DR. FAIZAN RAHSEED, DHQ NANKANA HOSPITAL
Corresponding Author: Dr.Faizan Rahseed, DHQ Nankana Hospital, faizanrasheed007@gmail.com
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.4015290
Cite this article as: Rehman HU, Ali MZ, Rasheed F. Use of social media by medical and dental students. Int. J. Med. Dent. Allied Health Sci. 2020;2(8). 289-94

ABSTRACT: Social media can help to improve an individual’s sense of connectedness with real or online communities and can be an effective communication. This survey study was conducted among different medical and dental college students of different medical and dental colleges. The relevant information about usage of social media, their timings and their view about benefits or disadvantages was collected on a predefined proforma. A total of 220 medical and dental students participated in the study. There were 130 males and 90 females. The mean age was 20.48±2.20 years. The mean time spent on these social media was 3.23±1.90 hours per day. Out of 220 students, 149 were using social media in form of Facebook, twitter, snapchat or Instagram along with WhatsApp.

Keywords: Social Media, Medical Students, Dental Students