Epidaurus.org is an innovative social networking site for doctors in the UK. The site leverages social-networking and content-management technologies to facilitate communication between doctors and provide a medium for discussion and the reporting of news and events from clinical practice. Epidaurus combines features of Myspace, Facebook and Digg with a clean, simple interface that targets a defined professional userbase. Launched in January 2007, the site is growing rapidly in popularity amongst UK doctors.
Epidaurus provides the following services to members:-
- Profile: Doctors complete a profile page describing professional background and specialist interests.
- Professional contacts: Doctors maintain a list of professional contacts and are alerted when new content is added to Epidaurus by these contacts.
- User-generated content: Doctors contribute blog articles, collaborative documents, polls forum posts.
- Feedback: Members add comments to any of the content posted on Epidaurus. Content is rated for relevance by members and the most popular items are promoted to the front page.
- Private messaging
Registration to the site is limited to registered medical practitioners in the UK; a GMC number is required.
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