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Scripting Success, Beyond Our Clinical Walls 

by Dr. Viv Babber

How will you follow your passion and imagine success for yourself?

In the realm of medicine, women physicians are increasingly scripting their own narratives of success, extending beyond the traditional boundaries of clinical practice and teaching. Fueled by their passions and aspirations, many women doctors are embracing diverse avenues to make meaningful contributions to society. From entrepreneurship to advocacy, research, and creative pursuits, these women are defying conventional expectations, reshaping the landscape of the medical profession, and leaving an indelible mark on the world around them.

Viv Babber, MD

As a lifelong learner, I have consistently pursued avenues to broaden my expertise and contribute meaningfully to the healthcare landscape and the advancement of physician colleagues. Over two decades, I have honed my leadership skills while navigating diverse roles within the healthcare sector.  Leveraging a multifaceted background, I have pioneered educational initiatives to train physicians, combining medical acumen with strategic approaches.

In my capacity as a licensed real estate professional and advocate for physician education, I spearheaded the development of the Physicians.RealEstate platform. This initiative was crafted to equip physicians with the necessary knowledge and tools to navigate property transactions with greater insight and confidence.  Before delving into real estate, I undertook a mission to enhance the media skills and visibility of physicians. Through strategic media training programs and my involvement in radio and television healthcare shows, I sought to empower medical professionals to effectively communicate their expertise and insights to broader audiences.

Moreover, my recent foray into advising healthcare startups and championing an upcoming educational and collaborative platform of Artificial Intelligence Mental Health Integration further underscores my commitment to innovation and progress within our noble profession. With each endeavor, I am profoundly grateful for the opportunity to inspire and collaborate with my fellow physicians, as well as aspiring medical professionals, sharing in the collective pursuit of excellence and purpose-driven service.

One prevalent avenue through which women physicians are expanding their careers is entrepreneurship. Empowered by their medical expertise and driven by innovative ideas, these women are founding startups, launching healthcare technology ventures, and establishing consulting firms to address unmet needs in the medical field. By leveraging their knowledge and experience, they are not only enhancing patient care but also driving advancements in healthcare delivery, administration, and policy. Through entrepreneurship, these trailblazing women are transforming challenges into opportunities, demonstrating the power of ingenuity and determination in shaping the future of medicine.

Moreover, many women physicians are channeling their passions into advocacy and social activism. Beyond the confines of clinical walls, they are championing causes ranging from healthcare access and equity to women’s rights, mental health awareness, and environmental sustainability. Through public speaking, writing, community organizing, and political engagement, these advocates are amplifying their voices and effecting tangible change on local, national, and global scales. By standing at the forefront of social movements and advocating for marginalized communities, women physicians are reshaping societal norms and fostering a more inclusive and compassionate world, embodying the essence of leadership and service beyond traditional medical roles.

As a physician, I script success beyond clinical walls, weaving together healing and leadership in dual careers. Are your ready to learn how to navigate in diverse non-clinical arenas?

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About the Author: Viv Babber, MD, is a physician, educator, and founder of Physicians RealEstate. She has consulted with organizations on physician-to-physician marketing and on increasing visibility of various services and products for physicians. Dr. Babber takes great interest in providing ongoing education for her healthcare colleagues in non-clinical areas such as media, marketing, consulting, and real estate. Her unique skillset across several industries has positioned her as a valuable resource beyond the healthcare sector.


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