Cops: Pedestrian, 30, killed in Sunrail crash
A death investigation is underway after a 30-year-old man was struck and killed by a Sunrail train in Orlando, according to the Orlando Police Department.
The man was walking on the tracks between Kaley Avenue and the 250
She continued to follow Feldman’s posts and online activities and used them as case studies for her students. This week, she wrote a Twitter thread raising issues with his involvement with Rave Doctors and its products.
She wrote that Feldman claims that he created the products when he was in medical school.
“If the supplements were being sold at that point, I’m concerned that he didn’t have the educational background to state that a medical professional helped create the product. In my opinion, it over inflates his expertise and it’s misleading the public,” she wrote in one tweet.
On Friday, Feldman said that the company complies with all the FDA guidelines.
“Do I think it was wrong to endorse [the products] as a doctor? I do,” he said.
While major medical organizations, including the American Medical Association, have social media guidelines, Mojarad said they need to be more specific.
Columbia St. train station at the time of the incident, Lt. Tami Edwards said in an email.
It’s unclear when exactly the crash happened. No other information is available at this time.
And although most schools and institutions have social media policies and training, a one-time lecture isn’t enough, Mojarad said.
She’s been developing a program that’s for four years and it meets medical students at each level of their training.
“My goal is to influence universities, hospitals, and organization to train constituents about professional social media usage,” she said.
Feldman said he didn’t know what he could and could not do online.
“No one ever teaches you how to do these things. There was never any formal training and so you just kind of figure it out as you go along,” he said. “It makes a lot of sense that I shouldn’t be using my medical degree as a platform to sell products. But no one teaches you this stuff.”
Before taking down his social media accounts this week, Feldman had more than 100,000 followers on Instagram. He also has a podcast, a YouTube channel in addition to Rave Doctor
He’s among the growing number of medical students and young doctors who are considered influencers and are raising new ethical questions for institutions that educate or hire them.
“Policies and procedures and ethics always lag behind what’s happening in reality,” said Dr. Mike Sevilla, a family physician in Ohio who has been teaching social medial literacy to doctors for more than a decade. “And when we figure out what kind of policies and procedures and rules to put in there, it’s kind of too late for some of these cases.”
Sevilla said hospitals and schools need to do a better job at vetting the online profiles of their candidates.
“A lot of hospitals and residency programs don’t even Google their applicants and don’t even know that they have hundreds of thousands of followers,” said Sevilla. “They don’t know what they’re getting. All they know is what their test scores are and what their official resume is.”
Feldman, who is bringing
his social media accounts back online after a brief hiatus, now is distancing himself from Rave Doctor.
“If I was asked to take my name off of the registration of the company, that would be fine,” he said. “Obviously, medicine is my first priority.”
Using himself as an example, he said there may be a need “to have a moderator to control what goes up, which is something that I’ve actually been thinking of doing — creating kind of a network of social media moderators that you can use to make sure this doesn’t happen to anybody else.”
He added, “Sometimes out of the greatest disasters, you get the best or most helpful ideas. That’s what business is. It’s solving problems and I think this is right now a huge problem.”
Feldman said he hopes to have conversations with people who have criticized him on social media, including Mojarad.
“If I can come back from this, it will be a whole new me,” he said.