“When Shikha Jain—a board-certified hematology and oncology physician—was interviewing for a position as an attending physician at an academic institution early in her career, she told the male department head that she wanted to be compensated fairly for both her clinical work and any research she did. She remembers his response boiled down to: “your husband is a doctor, right? So you don’t need to worry about if your time is compensated.””
About Shikha Jain, MD FACP
I am a practicing, board-certified hematology/oncology physician in Chicago. I speak on topics ranging from the impact of social media on healthcare, how physicians can utilize social media, how to write Op-eds in the medical world, gender equity and barriers to career advancement, and topics in GI oncology and immunotherapy. My goal is to explain complicated topics in simple terms. I also enjoy writing and you can find some of my writing on this site. I am a mother to three amazing kids and married to a gastroenterologist. I look forward to connecting with you.