Which social media platform should doctors use first?
My recommendations are LinkedIn or Doximity. These are professional social networking sites where a profile on one of these sites is no more than a digital translation of your résumé.
There are some differences between the two.
I think LinkedIn generally gets ranked higher on Google searches, but Doximity has staff members who can enter your CV into their system for you. It’s a great time saver.
Also, Doximity profiles get simulcasted on a U.S. News & World Report website, and that’s like getting two profiles for the price of one. So, my recommendations for your first social media platform: LinkedIn or Doximity.
Better yet, do both.
Kevin Pho is an internal medicine physician and co-author of Establishing, Managing, and Protecting Your Online Reputation: A Social Media Guide for Physicians and Medical Practices. He is on the editorial board of contributors, USA Today, and is founder and editor, KevinMD.com, also on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and LinkedIn.