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The Mayo Clinic: On the Cutting Edge of Medicine

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6 Days | 5 Nights
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. Minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding, and rewarding, programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
For more than a century, the Mayo Clinic has led the world in state-of-the-art medical treatment. Here medicine has been transformed into a cooperative science, one in which clinician, specialist and lab worker unite for the good of the patient. On this behind-the-scenes exploration, gain a privileged perspective on the clinic’s development into a world-class facility that has treated 6 million people and counting. Along the way, see where medicine has been and where it is going as Mayo Clinic staff (Western Medicine) and practitioners of integrative therapies (Eastern Medicine) take you inside the world of complementary medicine.


• Get rare access to Mayo Clinic doctors and specialists in discussions about recent advances in preventative medicine and the effectiveness of integrative health care in treating injuries.
• Enjoy field trips to the Mayowood House - the historic home of the Mayo family - as well as to the Center for Innovation and the clinic’s bio-imaging lab.
• Discover facts and dispel myths about how your own health can be improved with diet and weight-management and try out tai chi, qui gong and other exercise strategies for keeping fit.
Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.

Activity Notes

Walking up to six city blocks over flat terrain. Elevators available.

Date Notes
The focus of the week is Western Medicine.6/19/2016
The focus of this Week is Eastern Medicine.7/31/2016
The focus of the week is Western Medicine.

Coordinated by Rochester Community and Technical College.

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at no additional cost on this date ...
5 nights of accommodations
15 meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
22 Expert-led lectures
2 Field trips
1 Hands-on experiences
1 Performances


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