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Isabelle Dominique Tomacruz, Corina Teodosiu, Sophia L. Ambruso, and Michelle Lim
The rise of social media (SoMe) and free open-access medical education (#FOAMed)

The internet and social media have revolutionized the way medical information is disseminated, presented, and consumed. There is a rapid uptake of virtual and mobile-optimized modalities, where FOAMed tools are becoming a preferred modality for medical education (15). FOAMed differs from traditional medical education in that teaching and learning occur asynchronously within the virtual space, outside of traditional institutions and a lecture-based format. Although virtual education has grown exponentially over the last several decades, gaining the skills to harness social media as an educational