Is the Growth in Physician Entrepreneurs Stem from Physician Experience?

Updated: Nov 18, 2019




In this episode of The Executive Innovation Show Podcast, Carrie Chitsey speaks with Arlen Meyers, the President, and CEO of the Society of Physician Entrepreneurs.


Arlen Meyers, MD. MBA is a Professor emeritus at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine and lecturer at the UC Denver Business School and an industry consultant. He is the President and CEO of the Society of Physician Entrepreneurs at www.sopenet.org.


Listen in as we talk about topics such as: 


  • Having seen both sides of the coin by being a physician and an entrepreneur, listen to Arlen Meyers talk about the top three things he believes is driving global physician entrepreneurship. Hear Arlen and Carrie discuss other drivers the are generating physician entrepreneurs. From doctor fatigue to being unhappy, doctors are looking at the gaps In healthcare and using technology to solve them. 

  • The generational differences of doctors in the field are currently being shaken up. More Millennials and Generation Z students are graduating and stepping into the role of being a clinical physician. With Millennials and Generation Z growing up with technology, how are they impacting doctors offices and the medical entrepreneur space? Arlen discusses how the new generation is creating intergenerational entrepreneurship platforms. 

  • Do we have enough doctors graduating that actually want to be doctors or does Gen Z just want to hold the credibility of having an MD while venturing in physician entrepreneurship space? Arlen speaks about how the education system needs to change to accommodate those just looking for biomedical entrepreneurship vs those looking for a traditional clinical career track. 

  • How do we not only look at patient experience when looking at new technological medical advances but also take a look at the doctor’s experience as well? Discover Dr. Meyer’s acronym, Q.W.I.L.T. He breaks down the acronym and gives his advice on what new technology needs to be able to accomplish for the physician. 


Keep up with Dr. Arlen Meyers on LinkedIn, he shares a plethora of knowledge on physician entrepreneurship and be sure to check out the Society of Physician Entrepreneurs


Learn more and download the "Telemedicine Pros and Cons" White Paper on digital patient engagement, use cases to acquire and retain patients.



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