Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

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Social Media Policy for Medical Students

The following information is taken from the Feinberg Student Handbook.

Students accepted to Feinberg and current Feinberg medical students should be cautious in using social networking such as Facebook, Twitter, blogging etc. The profession of medicine is founded on the highest standards of conduct because of the great level of trust patients place in medical professionals. After you are admitted to Feinberg, enrollment remains contingent on your demonstration of this high standard of conduct, through sound judgment, personal perception, integrity and accountability. Posting items that represent unprofessional behavior, release patient health information, violate Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act standards or Northwestern University policies on social networking sites will result in disciplinary action by the medical school.

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