Data consistently show year after year that there continues to be a pervasive gender gap in health care, according to Shikha Jain, MD, FACP, an assistant professor of medicine in the division of hematology and oncology at University of Illinois Cancer Center, host of Healio’s Oncology Overdrive podcast and a consulting medical editor for Healio’s Women in Oncology.
“An incredible amount of work women in medicine complete often go uncompensated, unrecognized and unappreciated,” she told Healio Primary Care. “With that being said, I have been inspired by the incredible women in medicine who have led with courage and tenacity. I am incredibly impressed by the resilience and heart with which our leaders have had to lead over the last year.”
This year has been a whirlwind of emotion for everyone in health care but especially for women in medicine, according to Jain.