The Secret Life of CME Professionals

When we rolled out our special “CMEpalooza Feed the People” promotion yesterday, we only required two things of people to qualify for our $15 Grubhub gift cards (a few are still left if you want one – just take a look at yesterday’s post for the form):

  1. Provide us with your email
  2. Tell us a secret

I wasn’t expecting people to really tell us any interesting secrets, but we actually got some that were quite entertaining and introspective. And since I made no promise to keep these secrets, well, secret, I figured those of you who need some Friday morning entertainment might get a chuckle out of the best of these. It would be too mean of me to tell you who submitted these “secrets,” so I’ll just present them to you anonymously in Derek’s favorite “Top 5” list style:

5. I really truly own a Village People record.

4. I was a volunteer puppet director for over 30 years. Retired this year.

3. I ate a cookie dough ball for breakfast as I was running out the door to deliver my youngest to school before settling in at my home office.

2. I am not a vegan like I claim to be. Can’t tell anybody though… (My aside: Oh, but I so want to. This would rock the world!)

1. (My aside: Take a deep breath before reading this one) This is not so much a secret but just something interesting that has been on my mind recently. We, as humans, can only experience time linearly (back to front, past to future). But, considering our range of experiences, knowledge, and the theory of interconnectedness, we could in theory be thinking about multiple points at once. With onset of AI and considering the ~ get ready for it ~ ability for continuing education to teach humans how to perceive current time, we can in theory be learning at multiple time points. I know this sounds like a bunch of mumbo jumbo and I am just a pharmacist interested in medical writing, but the ideas of learning on an interdimensional plane has the ability to reshape teaching, communication, and learning.

So chew on that for a minute or two. And then explain it to me using littler words (note from Derek: I think this is the plot from Spider-Man: No Way Home.)

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