Technology | 03.14.23
YouTube and Harvard Team Up to Give Doctors Continuing Ed Credits
YouTube and Harvard Medical School have partnered to offer continuing education (CE) credits for physicians on the social media platform via Harvard's Continuing Education channel. With more medical professionals visiting the YouTube site to keep up with information from institutions and colleagues, the program has matured in order "to meet clinicians where they are," said Garth Graham, YouTube's health division overseer. Harvard offers nine faculty-developed YouTube CE courses on topics like healthcare disparities, clinician wellness, child and adolescent mental health, and pulmonary hypertension and lymphoma. Doctors wishing to claim credits on such videos will go to the medical school's website to confirm course completion and answer content-related questions, said David Roberts, dean of external education. "Over the last three years, we have proven that this can be done, and that clinicians really like it," he explained.