Social Media & Professionalism

Presented by:
Howard Liu, MD, MBA
Chair & Professor
Department of Psychiatry

University of Nebraska Medical Center

Faculty Disclosure:

Dr Liu has disclosed that he has no relevant financial relationships. No one else in a position to control content has any financial relationships to disclose.

Conflict of interest information for the CME Advisory Committee members can be found on the following website: All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.

Release Date: 5/5/22

Expiration Date:  5/4/25

Target Audience: All physicians

Learning Objectives:

As a result of participation in this activity, participants should be able to:

  1. Recall two benefits of social media utilization for psychiatrists, psychologists, and mental health professionals.
  2. Describe one key component of e-professionalism at the University of Florida Health.
  3. Apply the three P’s framework for e-professionalism to a case study on social media and psychiatry.

Requirements for successful completion: Certificates are awarded upon successful completion (80% proficiency) of the post-test.

Accreditation: The University of Florida College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit: The University of Florida College of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Resource(s) for further study:

  1. Zalpuri I, Liu HY, Stubbe D, Wrzosek M, Sadhu J, Hilty D. Social Media and Networking Competencies for Psychiatric Education: Skills, Teaching Methods, and Implications. Acad Psychiatry. 2018;42(6):808-817. Doi: 10.1007/s40596-018-0983-6.
  2. Smith A, Anderson M. Social media use in 2018. Pew Research Center. March 1, 2018. Accessed online 12.15.18:
  3. Liu HY, Beresin EV, Chisolm MS. Social media skills for professional development in psychiatry and medicine. Psychiatr Clin North Am 2019; 42(3): 483-492.
  4. Max-Planck-Gesellschaft. “The facial expressions of mice: The face of a mouse reveals its emotions.” ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 2 April 2020.

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