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New Emirates Medical Journal

Volume 1, 2 Issues, 2020
ISSN: 0250-6882 (Online)
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Social Media and Medical Professionalism in the United Arab Emirates

Aaron Han1, *
1 Department of Pathology, Mohammed Bin Rashid University College of Medicine, Dubai, UAE


Social media has increasingly been used as a platform by medical providers. The positive contribution is also balanced by risks and governed by codes of professionalism by the medical community. The values of medical professionalism include universal tenets and also those unique to the Arab world and the United Arab Emirates. We propose that institutional guidelines and self-governance in the medical community are important.

Keywords: Self-governance, Social media, Medical professionalism, Patient confidentiality, Scientific knowledge, Medical community.

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Identifiers and Pagination:

Year: 2020
Volume: 1
Issue: 2
First Page: 54
Last Page: 56
Publisher Id: nemj-1-54
DOI: 10.2174/0250688201999200330180020

Article History:

Received Date: 14/12/2019
Revision Received Date: 04/03/2020
Acceptance Date: 17/03/2020
Electronic publication date: 15/07/2020
Collection year: 2020

© 2020 Aaron Han.

open-access license: This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Public License (CC-BY 4.0), a copy of which is available at: ( This license permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

* Address correspondence to this author at the Department of Pathology, Mohammed Bin Rashid University College of Medicine, Dubai, UAE, Tel: 971- 3838767, E-mail:


Abdullah Shehab
Emirates Cardiac Society
Emirates Medical Association

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