This year, SAAS was active more than ever on Twitter! In addition to updates and announcements, more content was created for our followers to improve engagement, highlight issues and events important to our society and members, and promote the activities at SAAS.
The Society of Asian Academic Surgeons Twitter account currently has 1,720 followers and is following 858 users for a Follower: Following ratio of 2:0. The account has sent a total of 980 tweets.
Recent Twitter initiatives have included the following:
- Member Spotlights that highlight our active faculty and resident members, providing insight into the Society, began in July 2020 and will continue through the year.
Want to be in the spotlight? Asking for a friend? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. pic.twitter.com/8z1jOlfxo4
— SocAsianAcadSurg (@AsianAcadSurg) July 20, 2020
- SAAS participated in Asian Pacific American Heritage Month in May 2020 by disseminating a series of tweets under the hashtag #APAHM that highlighted the accomplishments of Asian American physicians such as Drs. Margaret Chung, Atul Gawande, Vivek Murthy, Haing Ngor, and Kenneth Moritsugu. In sum, ten Asian Pacific Americans were highlighted by SAAS tweets.
Dr. Margaret “Mom” Chung was the first American-born Chinese female physician and surgeon! She established one of the first Western medical clinics in San Francisco’s Chinatown and “adopted” of thousands of naval officers during World War II. #APAHM pic.twitter.com/W9n1WwvxVn
— SocAsianAcadSurg (@AsianAcadSurg) May 10, 2020
Dr. Haing Ngor was a Cambodian OB/GYN was forced into a prison camp by the Khmer Rouge. He escaped in 1979 and relocated to Los Angeles, where he worked as a counselor in refugee camps. 1/3 pic.twitter.com/oHkW0QpCVB
— SocAsianAcadSurg (@AsianAcadSurg) May 12, 2020
- Dissemination of important SAAS opportunities such as the ASC scholarship as well as promotion of our annual meeting (now virtual).
- Dissemination of member accomplishments from other accounts, including the appointment of Dr. Herb Chen as Editor-in-Chief at the American Journal of Surgery, the recruitment of Dr. Sandra Wong as Associate Editor in Surgical Oncology, and Endocrine Surgery for Annals of Surgery.
- Dissemination of the Lotus Scroll newsletter.
What do Top Gun, Hawaii, and surgery have in common?
— SocAsianAcadSurg (@AsianAcadSurg) March 31, 2020
- Retweets of important career advancement opportunities, including available leadership positions at academic institutions.
We are recruiting a strong leader to serve as chief of our #Cardiothoracic #Surgery Division. If you are a visionary, board-certified #thoracic surgeon w/ a proven track-record of success in #academic #surgery, we’d love to hear from you. Learn more/apply: https://t.co/0BDZfzysPk pic.twitter.com/fkkhKlPbwk
— University of Arizona Department of Surgery (@UofAZSurgery) July 17, 2020
Story Author: Lindsay Kuo, MD