Social Media in Medicine

Social Media in Medicine with Dr. Adam Goodcoff

March 1, 2024

What role does social media play in the future of medicine? How do the people and platforms with the largest followings influence medical education and, ultimately, the practice of medicine? Find out with guest Adam Goodcoff, DO, and hosts Chris Reilly, MD, MS, and Elizabeth Le, MD.


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Christopher Reilly, MD

Maimonides Medical Center Medical Education Fellowship
@docreilles | Instagram: docreilles
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Elizabeth Le, MD

Mercy Health - St. Rita's
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Adam Goodcoff, DO

Emergency physician
Founder/CEO of Medfluencers
EMRA Education Committee, 2020-2022


In this episode, Dr. Chris Reilly and Dr. Lizzii Le co-host an interview with Dr. Adam Goodcoff to discuss the impact of social media in medical education. The conversation covers authenticity, transparency, professionalism, and the potential for social media to revolutionize medical education.


  • Reilly, Dr. Le, and Dr. Goodcoff dive into each of their experiences as physicians with social media presence.
  • They examine the power of social media in reaching patients and health care professionals alike.
  • They talk about the importance of authenticity and transparency in social media content.
  • Medical education continues to evolve with FOAMed and is expected to continue growing through video content and virtual lectures on social media, as seen with legends like Haney Mallemat (@CriticalCareNow) and Anand Swaminathan (@EMSwami)
  • Goodcoff emphasizes the need for professionalism and caution in sharing medical cases on social media
  • Medical students and residents interested in medical education should highly consider the use of social media to practice their education techniques and further increase awareness of medical diagnoses and treatment


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  2. Jeyaraman M, Ramasubramanian S, Kumar S, et al. Multifaceted role of social media in healthcare: opportunities, challenges, and the need for quality control. Cureus. 2023;15(5):e39111.

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