Your professional community is a valuable resource, but not if it remains small and untapped. Across specialties on Skipta, the common refrain is that an expanding community is a useful community: The more it grows, the more ways you’ll find to use it.
“The thing that excites me most about Skipta, between the different communities, direct messages, the Curbside Consults, etc., is the ability to recreate the informal clinician-to-clinician knowledge exchanges within the large, tight-knit professional community that used to exist in hospitals back in the 80s, which I feel is a lost part of medicine,” Minkoff says.
The ability to follow other members can also help broaden your professional network and stimulate more interactions. If a member posts or comments on something of interest to another member, you can take the initiative to follow that person. So, when s/he comments on something relevant in the future, you are alerted and can access a larger conversation around the topic. Over time, this further expands the number of your professional relationships.