If you're not leveraging social media in 2011, you're missing some significant opportunities to connect with other physicians who can help you in your non-clinical career development. Social media isn't simply about social networking.
Last month, Harvard Business Review had a blog post titled, "Six Social Media Trends for 2011." The author writes about some of the newer social media trends that may permeate the New Year. After all, now that most people are carrying smartphones or slate tablets with built-in GPS location, what's next?
Make sure to read the HBR article and get connected on some social networks. Start with LinkedIn and get involved in some groups so that you can participate in some discussions that are relevant to your areas of experience.