In this exciting episode of the Accelerator with Michael Conniff podcast, we sit down with Dr. Arlen Meyers, Founder, President, and CEO of the Society of Physician Entrepreneurs (SoPE). SoPE is a non-profit global biomedical and healthcare innovation network dedicated to helping doctors bring their ideas to life.
Join us as Dr. Meyers shares the story of how an irritating situation inspired him to create the Society of Physician Entrepreneurs. Despite not initially setting out to be an entrepreneur, he’s made a significant impact by enabling physicians to turn their innovative ideas into reality.
Dr. Meyers highlights the importance of integrating entrepreneurship into medical education. By doing so, doctors can provide better care to their patients by offering cutting-edge innovations firsthand. Currently, many potentially life-saving ideas never reach patients due to a lack of entrepreneurial skills among physicians.
To succeed as a medical entrepreneur, Dr. Meyers emphasizes the need for internal motivation, drive, and obsession. He encourages aspiring physician entrepreneurs to make their inventions personal but to avoid taking failure personally. Remember that the majority of startups don’t succeed, and setbacks often have nothing to do with the individual’s capabilities.
Don’t miss this insightful conversation with Dr. Arlen Meyers, as we explore the powerful intersection of medicine and entrepreneurship. Tune in and get inspired to revolutionize healthcare through innovation!
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