Currently on social networks, the presence of health professionals who share data, information and in some cases deny fake news is increasing, we can attribute this growth of Mexican doctors on sites like TikTok to the covid 19 pandemic.
TikTok (Douyin in its original Chinese name), is a social network where people can create, edit and share content in short video format of a maximum of 10 minutes, with background music, audio or voiceover recording of the content creator.
The growth of the TikTok network is attributed to it thanks to the confinement that was carried out in the beginning due to the global pandemic of Covid-19. In Mexican territory, it was a way to entertain the population and get away from the alarming news that there was daily regarding the confinement that was experienced.
Some of the content that grew as an option to consume on the Chinese network were those created by Mexican doctors who provided information about the pandemic and medical issues in general.
Some of these Mexican doctors who have been successful on Tiktok are:
Dr Carlos Guerrero, 6.3 million followers on Tiktok.
Carlos Guerrero, better known as Polo Guerrero on Tiktok, is an intern doctor who has dedicated himself to clearing people’s doubts, sharing basic medical knowledge, and giving advice to medical students.
Dr. Jackie Lopez, 144 thousand followers on Tiktok.
In Dr. Jackie López’s Tiktok profile we can find: relevant medical news, medical cases, culture of health prevention, curiosities, surgical procedures and much more.
If you want to know more about Dr. Jackie López you can read the interview we had with her.
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Dr. Victor Manuel Encina, 1.2 million followers on Tiktok.
Better known as Dr. Vic on his Tiktok account, he provides a different way of giving information on the health topics he touches on as his content. Within its contents we can find clinical cases, what some instruments are for, health recommendations, reactions to injuries and tips for doctors in training.
Dr Charlie Reyes, 1.2 million followers on Tiktok.
This young man started sharing content on Tiktok giving tips for students and sharing his medical knowledge in a quick and easy way. Recently, the young man announced on his networks that he has officially become a health professional and that he is only waiting for the delivery of his professional title.