Social media is a part of our culture and has changed how we work, learn, share information, and connect with each other globally. There isn’t plenty of information about how pharmacists are using professional social media and how social media can be used to advance perception of the pharmacy profession. We conducted a survey from of pharmacy students and faculty about their use of professional social media and how social networks can impact the pharmacy profession. Results were collected from November 2012 to November 2013.
There was a total of 295 respondents. The majority of respondents were from University of Florida College of Pharmacy (127), California Northstate University College of Pharmacy (80), and University of the pacific Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Sciences (51). Most participants were students (87.8%) with expected graduation dates of 2013 to 2016.