Published on in Vol 1, No 2 (2015): Jul-Dec

Go Where the Students Are: A Comparison of the Use of Social Networking Sites Between Medical Students and Medical Educators

Go Where the Students Are: A Comparison of the Use of Social Networking Sites Between Medical Students and Medical Educators

Go Where the Students Are: A Comparison of the Use of Social Networking Sites Between Medical Students and Medical Educators

Authors of this article:

Safaa El Bialy 1 Author Orcid Image ;   Alireza Jalali 1 Author Orcid Image


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