Introducing #IMConf Twitter Hashtag

Recently the EM community found a way to spread education amongst programs globally by creating the hashtag #EMConf. Residents, students, as well as programs tweet live from their didactics using this hashtag so that others can learn from each other virtually. Although IM conferences are not a half-day, once a week event, we do have morning report, grand rounds, noon conference, as well as other types of education including question/answer, journal club, etc. Why not tweet this information out and share it with each other?


New Hashtag #IMConf


The purpose of this hashtag is to unite IM education through the use of social media. We can all learn from each other, and ask questions allowing all of us to contribute to the learning process of medicine.


How do I Join the Conversation?


It’s easy:


1. If you don’t have a twitter account, log onto and create an account. If you already have an account, just start tweeting from your didactic lectures and attach the hashtag #IMConf 2. You can follow the conversation by one of two ways: Either go to symplur ( or just search #IMConf on twitter to see what the rest of the internal medicine world is learning.


What IM Programs are on twitter currently?


Program Location Twitter Account
Brown Providence, RI @BrownGeriPal
East Carolina University Greenville, NC @ecuimchiefs
Jefferson Philadelphia, PA @JeffIMchiefs
New Hanover Regional Medical Center Wilmington, NC @NHRMC_IM
Sinai of Baltimore Baltimore, MD @SinaiChiefs
University of Chicago Chicago, IL @MedChiefs
University of Florida Gainesville, FL @UFGenIM
University of Nebraska Omaha, NE @UNMCIMResidency
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio San Antonio, TX @uthscsaIMres
West Virginia University Morgantown, WV @wvuim
Uiversity of Alabama Birmingham (UAB) Birmingham, AL @uabimres
University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH @UCIntMed
University of Colorado Aurora, CO @MedicineCU
Christiana Care Health System Philadelphia, PA @CCHSIMResidency
Queen’s University Kingston, Ontario @QueensChief
St. Louis University St. Louis, MO @SLU_Chiefs_IM
Highland Hospital Oakland, CA @HighlandIM
University of Maryland EM/IM Baltimore, MD @MarylandEMIM


Here is an example of how twitter can be used:


Internal Medicine #IMConf Example


If you are an IM residency, attending an IM conference, morning report, journal club, or other didactic events be sure to attach this hashtag #IMConf and retweet what you find useful and good information for others to see. If you have any questions find me on twitter @srrezaie and don’t forget you can see how your program is doing and the impact it is making in global education in medicine at

About Salim Rezaie

Dr. Rezaie completed his medical school training at Texas A&M Health Science Center, and followed that up with a combined Emergency Medicine/Internal Medicine residency at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC. Currently, he is an attending on the faculty of UTHSCSA in San Antonio, TX, where he focuses on medical education, social media as a tool for education (FOAMed), and building the bridges between internal medicine, critical care, and emergency medicine. Feel free to contact him on Twitter (@srrezaie) (@UTHSCSAPearls) about anything EM/IM! Salim Rezaie
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September 26, 2013

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