Interest in research among medical professionals in Cebu is not that high based on observation as a medical teacher for more than 10 years. Researchers are mostly done by individuals with training or graduate school requirements. Seldom are researches done outside training.
But there is hope. More attention has been given to health research and funds are available to support research according to the Philippine Council for Health research and Development in the recent PNHRS week. Especially with the thrust towards Universal Healthcare, health research has been put forward.
With the age of social media available to this generation of researchers, information is just right in the fingertips. Perhaps what is just needed is a realization of why health research is important...a wake-up call.
And so the Research Class of the University of Cebu School of Medicine's Pioneer Batch will have a tweetchat tomorrow August 31 3 PM using the hashtag #UCSMclass15
It will be centered on the following:
T1. Why is research important for healthcare?
T2. What can be done to encourage more from Cebu to do researches beyond training requirements?
T3. What is the role of social media in health research?
For those joining, here are the instructions:
Go to twitter. Search #UCSMclass15
Then choose all tweets (not top tweets). You will see all tweets using that hashtag.
When tweeting during the chat, always add the hash tag #UCSMclass15 so your tweet will count in the discussion.
You may use Hootsuite or Tweetdeck for easier monitoring of tweets.
Batch Primoris of UCSM, See you there.