Providing training for those interested in applying social media tools to promote health, fight disease and improve health care is essential to that mission. Our major training program is Social Media Residency, a 1.5-day in-depth course that offers practical, hands-on learning opportunities in a strategic context. The regular registration fee for Social Media Residency is $795, although members of the Social Media Health Network receive a 25 percent discount.
The course is primarily intended for those who want to use social media professionally and who need not only training in the tools but also assistance in clarifying a strategic plan and guidance in making the arguments for social media adoption within their organizations.
We want to give voice to patients and caregivers and help them in their use of social media, too, but we understand that most would have difficulty affording even the Network member rate for Social Media Residency.
To make this training more accessible and affordable, we have established a special discounted rate for patients and caregivers. Those who don’t work for health-related organizations (or for agencies with health care clients) are eligible to register for Social Media Residency for $195, saving $600 off the regular rate.
We will be giving instructions for the Rochester session in a separate post, as we will have patient/caregiver discounts for all three events in Social Media Week.
We hope this special $195 rate for Social Media Residency will enable many more patients and caregivers to participate.
Farris Timimi, M.D., is the Medical Director for the Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media and the Social Media Health Network.Posted by Farris Timimi