Medpage: Is Social Media Helping Women Get Ahead in Medicine? — Inequities from real life persist online

Maylyn Martinez, MD, recently rejoined Twitter to post about her first peer-reviewed publication and shared the advice one of us gave her: “@FutureDocs warned: as a Hispanic woman researcher, it’s KEY to have a platform to amplify my work, making it more impactful, helping career/promotions.”

We are not the only ones with this advice. A New England Journal of Medicine perspective highlighted social media as a way to enhance professional and career opportunities for women.

This week, our own study in JAMA Network Open challenges these assumptions.


You can read the article here

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.

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