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Top 7 people I follow on Twitter (outside of EM)

Posted Dec 19 2012 12:00am

Only in the past two years did I begin to follow Twitter accounts of those outside of the specialty of emergency medicine. Now I can't imagine not belonging to this broader community. More often than I not, I realize that others have the same "what if?" and "why not?" thoughts like me when it comes to the intersection between technologies, education theories, and medical education.

I often get asked who I follow on Twitter outside of EM. Here are some of my favorites
My short talk on story, imagery, & 21st-century presentation delivered at TEDxKyoto 2012 now on line:
— Garr Reynolds (@presentationzen) October 20, 2012

1.  PresentationZen  (Japan)
  • Garr Reynolds
  • Speaker, blogger, designer on a journey... 
  • Blog:
  • The author of the Presentation Zen book series on how to be a better presenter and avoid the perils of slide design
  • Number of Twitter followers: 21,802 

Authentic Presentations Take Practice - 6th post in this @ harvardbiz series! Check them all out here:
— Nancy Duarte (@nancyduarte) December 1, 2012

2.  NancyDuarte  (Mountain View, CA)
  • Nancy Duarte
  • CEO and author. Passionate about persuasion and visual stories used in business. Love hugs from hubby, 3 kids and grandoggies
  • Blog:
  • Author of Resonate and all-around innovative thinking about design and presentation 
  • Number of Twitter followers: 22,510

The Taxonomy of Social Media via @ edsocialmedia
— nancyrubin (@nancyrubin) December 15, 2012

3.  NancyRubin  (New York, NY)
  • Nancy Rubin
  • Interdisciplinary Ph.D, twitterholic, compulsive sharer about social media and learning
  • Collates and curates from a multitude of education sources
  • Blog:
  • Number of followers: 6,468

33 charts: Would Sal Khan Survive in Academic Medicine? #AAMC12 #MedEd
— Bryan Vartabedian (@Doctor_V) November 5, 2012

4.  Doctor_V  (Woodlands, TX)
  • Bryan Vartebedian, MD
  • Dispatches from the frontline of social media and medicine  #tweetiatrician
  • A pediatric gastroenterologist who blogs at
  • Number of followers: 11,274

Trauma Mythbusters: NSAIDs And Fracture Healing
— Regions Trauma (@RegionsTrauma) December 4, 2012

5.  RegionsTrauma  (St Paul, MN)
  • Michael McGonigal MD
  • Director of the Trauma Service at Regions Hospital who provides great insight and tips from the perspective of a trauma surgeon
  • Blog:
  • Number of followers: 1,011

Chart Review: A New Carnival for Academic Medicine Blogs
— Wing Of Zock (@wingofzock) December 4, 2012

6.  WingOfZock  (Washington DC)
  • The Twitter account for the Association for American Medical Colleges 
  • A blog for conversation and new thinking about health care through the lens of academic medicine.
  • A great account to follow for an insight into academic medicine, specifically with regards to undergraduate medical education
  • Number of followers: 1,010

Keynote Isaacson: In #meded smart people are a dime a dozen. What you need are innovators. #aamc12
— Katherine Chretien(@MotherinMed) November 5, 2012

7.  MothersInMed  (Washington DC)
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