There are many things about medicine that make us throw up our hands in frustration, bring tears to our eyes or rarely have us in splits. A wonderful and easy way to share these is a simple tool call Go!Animate that is now available via YouTube. You can create upto a 10 piece dialog for free. This is generally adequate as it will make a 90-120 second video and anything longer will probably get boring.
How do you do this?
- Create a YouTube Account if you dont already have one
- Click on upload in the upper right corner
- Click on the Try Now link in the create your own animation box.
- Click on the Go!Animate button.
Here are 3 videos that I created.
The Adventures of Dr. Newbie:
The first 2 are now part of a series that most doctors can relate to.
The setting of the third one is a bit more obscure.
- As online doctor rating sites are flourishing, doctors and making patients sign gag agreements that waive their rights to post comments about or rate the doctor on online sites.
- Recently there was a big brouhaha in the blogosphere and Twitterverse about an anesthesiologist tweeting about a patient with priapism. This is rich material for a workshop on Professionalism in the age of Social Media.
Give this a try. Bring out the film director (or at least the script writer) in you!