The social media platform Twitter allows for the rapid sharing and collaborating of information and scientific advances in real time. Twitter is increasingly utilized by medical students, physicians, and residency programs to promote active learning, build professional community, initiate mentorship and sponsorship, and share academic and research developments (Scrub-In 2014;9:12-15; MedEdPublish 2019;8:7) The reach and inclusivity of Twitter provides both access and a voice to medical students to mitigate the barriers of medical hierarchy (J Gen Intern Med 2015;30:1673-80).

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a negative effect on students applying to anesthesiology residency, including loss of “audition rotations” or in some cases any anesthesiology rotations at all due to the need to preserve PPE and avoid travel. Twitter has evolved quickly as a community in which students network with programs, attend virtual events, and develop platforms for their professional interests (MedEdPublish 2020;9:178). The constant,...

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