A group of Arizona physicians and a pre-med student have launched a social media Web site that is the equivalent of MySpace for the medical industry.
The site connects students of varying levels with experienced physicians who want to serve as mentors.
For nearly a year, Tiromed has been a word-of-mouth organization, thriving in cyberspace. The site takes its name from tiro, which is Latin for "student." It combines the profile adoption of FaceBook and MySpace with the business networking feel of LinkedIn.
The free site has been adding hundreds of members every month, and now has more than 2,300 members representing 60 countries.
Tiromed was created by three physicians, a Scottsdale investor, and Max Sanela junior pre-medical student at Arizona State University who serves as site administrator.
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