Okay, you’ve heard of those physician-only social networking sites: Sermo, Medscape, New Media Medicine, DoctorsHangout.com, DoctorNetworking, SocialMD, Tiromed, etc. There seems to be no stopping the proliferation of social networks in the field of medicine. Now there’s a new networking site for all healthcare professionals – not just physicians. It’s called Medical Mingle. The site offers job, career, and recruitment resources for individuals in the healthcare and medical field. After exploring the site, it reminds me of Facebook, as all users have profiles that include a picture of themselves and lists their personal information: education, career summary and resume. The site also offers blogs, forums, and polls for users.
In our social savvy world, it will be interesting to see if a couple social networks emerge as the dominant sites in healthcare. These sites are terrific potential resources for meeting other professionals and for becoming better informed on health issues and industry trends. I encourage you to check out Medical Mingle and see what you think: http://www.medicalmingle.com/.
Post by Dan Dunlop with Stephanie Cohen, UNC-Chapel Hill Student and Jennings Intern