Journal of Medical and Surgical
Research (JMSR)


Pages: 51-54

Date of Publication: 30-Nov--0001

Using Facebook for Teaching and Learning in Undergraduate Medical Education

Author: Maryam Fourtassi, Wafaa Khannoussi, Abderrazak Hajjioui

Category: JMSR Medical Education

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Social networks and microblogs are currently considered as very common communication tools extremely popular worldwide, that have progressively gained a foothold in academic education. Many studies reported some advantages of social media use in both undergraduate and continuous medical education. The present article reports the experience of using Facebook© as a complementary tool in teaching physiology to second year medical students in Oujda, Morocco. It focuses on the potential benefits of using social media in teaching physiology, and the remaining pertinent challenges.

Keywords: Facebook, medical education, learning, social media, teaching