How many of you are Medical Drama addicts like me. I can't get enough of shows like House, ER, Grey's Anatomy, Mercy,....I think the main reason I started out as a premed major at Northwestern University was I thought I had that Steve Kiley hair and I had (once ridden) a motorcycle. I should point that my motorcycle days were pretty limited and I managed to badly burn my calf on the motorcycle exhaust pipe once so I should have known that my medical career aspirations based largely on TV show fantasies were doomed from the start. For those of you who don't remember Dr. Steve Kiley....Dr. Kiley was played by a very young James Brolin as the brooding hot shot life saver on the Marcus Welby, MD medical TV drama in the 1970s. Dr Kiley was a man of few words who managed to perform life saving operations while always looking very cool on his motorcycle....a bit of an Edward Cullen heartthrob of his day....hey, maybe Dr. Kiley was really a vampire.
Now here I am more than 30 years later, long gone is the Steven Kiley hair and any motorcycle dreams, but I feel that things have come full circle for me and my medical drama aspirations. Today, thanks to the exciting world of social networking, I get to participate in our Lotus Connections 2.5 "heart transplant" on My developerWorks.....ok, so I'll mainly be observing and possibly assisting in today's post operation testing...but this IT transplant could be closest I ever get to the real thing.
Stay tuned...this should be a very exciting day...one that we won't forget anytime soon...a real medical breakthrough for My developeWorks and our Smarter Planet.