Friday, October 14, 2011

Off to the Mayo Clinic!

I'm leaving on Sunday, October 16 for the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MinneSOta. No, not for a physical exam as per my Bridal Registry request.

I'll be there for a week attending the Social Media Summit, followed by meetings for members of the Social Media Health Network. (I serve on the External Advisory Board for the Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media.)  Those meetings run through Thursday noon.

Mayo Clinic's very first Social Media Residency Program begins at 12:30 on Thursday and concludes Friday afternoon. Based on the medical residency model, this Social Media Residency is an intense 15-hour mix of didactic, small group and hands-on teaching for which participants will receive CME credits. I'm one of the instructors and Chief Residents responsible for rounding with a group of social media residents. I've also spent the past month or so helping to create and finalize the curriculum and textbook.

God willing, my plane will actually land at BWI on midnight, Friday, October 21. I will then have approximately 13 days to recuperate before swinging into wedding mode.

Did I know about this timeline in advance? Yes, I did.  Did I think through any possible body/mind/spirit consequences of this timeline? No, I did not. Has anyone characterized this or me as "crazy" or "insane"? Yes, several people have already done so.

Meet my new patron saint:

St. Christina the Astonishing