American Journal of Gastroenterology (01/06/23) Goldowsky, Alexander; Billings, Wade; Kickel, Allison; et al.
Researchers evaluated the effects of a Twitter-based, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)-related continuing medical education (CME) activities platform on learners' knowledge and practices. They analyzed the platform's CME sessions from February 2020 to May 2021, and rated preactivity and postactivity knowledge for average score improvement using the Student t test and Cohen d effect size. Sessions from April 2019 to May 2021 were also assessed for inclusion of entrustable professional activities (EPA) presented by national gastroenterology societies. The average postactivity score increased to 79%, up from 58% before the activity, demonstrating that learners improved their knowledge following @MondayNightIBD activities. The activities satisfied learning objectives and enhanced knowledge for more than 95% of learners, and 92% indicated they were committed to practice change due to their participation in the activities. Additionally, the platform has covered 78% of EPA set forth by a national gastroenterology society since its launch. The authors acknowledge @MondayNightIBD as "a successful model of social media medical education and a novel approach to effectively provide evidence-based CME."