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MedCityLife.com: Where the medical industry works through play

MedCity Life is our new city guide for the healthcare industry, providing insights into the social side of the country’s most important medical cities. It’s a directory of where the people in healthcare are seen and the history of the life sciences was written. Our motivation comes from what we’ve heard from our readers.

MedCityNews.com has spent the last two years delivering business, innovation and other industry insights to a national audience of healthcare stakeholders.

But our readers have told us they have other more social needs that weren’t being met. That’s why today we launch our latest site, MedCityLife.com.

MedCity Life is a city guide for the healthcare industry, providing insights into the social side of the country’s most important medical cities. It’s a directory of where the people in healthcare are seen and the history of the life sciences was written. MedCity Life also fits the overall goal of MedCity Media Web sites: to cover local medical industries like communities or, better yet, scenes, where industry leaders can be known and in the know.

Our motivation comes from what we’ve heard from our readers. They know deals are made over dining rooms as often as they are across board rooms. While stakeholders know the business reputation of our medical cities, they are less informed on the work-play-life aspects of these markets. They don’t know which bars and events naturally attract their peers.

That’s why Akron’s Docs Who Rock event is in there; and why we mention one of Minnesota’s main med-tech eateries, The Good Day Cafe; and why we pay tribute to Leonard Medical School in Raleigh, the first black medical school in the Deep South.

So this isn’t a comprehensive city guide of every place in the area. Instead, the only venues in MedCity Life are ones we consider natural parts of the local medical industry. Each section in MedCity Life has an editor from that city who researches the venues, events and culture there. The venues are picked by the editors and not by advertisers or other third parties. I feel lucky to have found three people who are excited and passionate about their communities. You can read a message from each editor in their respective MedCity Life sections.

MedCity Life targets business travelers, the local medical industry and anyone who wants to be around the medical industry, including potential employees and future medical students. So the site will help those groups find places to interact with their peers and allow organizations to reach them directly.

And this is also a work in progress. This is MedCity Life’s beta year, so to speak, and it will continue to evolve in its venues and mission. There are ways anyone can submit ideas for venues and events.

So I invite you to read and help create MedCity Life, whose motto is simply: Where the medical industry works through play.