Well+Good: Why Physicians Treating Women Need To Look Beyond the Lab for Solutions

“Dr. Jain is the founder and chair of the Women in Medicine Summit, a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering women within the medical healthcare system. She started this organization once she learned first-hand how much discrimination women in the medical field face throughout their careers.

Women make up 50.5 percent of all medical school students, according to 2019 data from the Association of American Medical Colleges, which is the most recent available information. To keep maintain and improve the number of women entering and remaining in the medical field, Dr. Jain says that change needs to happen…”


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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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