Who To Follow On Twitter: Healthcare Edition 2014

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Jobs in the healthcare field are always changing – that’s why staying informed and adapting to new trends is egg-stremely important.

One of our favourite tools for finding information? Twitter! Here’s our list of the top six Twitter accounts in the healthcare field for reliable facts, statistics, trends and more.

Frank Lipman MD

He tweets links to his blog posts, which focus on the relationship between diet and health. Super useful if you’re considering a career as a nutritionist or dietician. Give him a follow: @DrFrankLipman

Today In OT

Occupational therapy is a fast-growing healthcare field. By following @TodayinOT you’ll be able to connect with occupational therapists across the country and answer questions based on your personal experiences within the field. Who knows, maybe you’ll make friends or meet your mentor!

U.S. FDA

Interested in pharmaceuticals? Some drugs will get voluntarily recalled if they deviate from the standard. Find out what they are as soon as they get recalled by following @FDArecalls. North of the border? This page can still be useful when it comes to knowing what the the side effects of drugs can be when they’re not exactly the same as the standard ones.

Modern Healthcare

Follow @modrnhealthcr for tweets about new developments in the field of business healthcare. Also features links to commentary and opinion pieces about healthcare.

Medical News 

Providing you with links to sites such as Science Daily and MedPageToday, @MedicalNews shares up-to-date nuggets of healthcare information, with an emphasis on pharmacology and biology. This account will give any budding doctor or pharmacist a solid background of recent developments in the field.

Health Canada

The official Twitter account of this branch of the Canadian government, you’ll want to have these tweets and information showing up in your feed. Add it here: @HealthCanada

 

Ready to learn more? Explore TalentEgg’s Healthcare Career Guide!

Photo credit: Shawn Campbell 

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About the author

Rosie Hales was an Editorial and Marketing intern at TalentEgg in the summer of 2013. She recently hatched her career in Communications at her alma mater, Queen's University. Follow her on Twitter @rosieehales.