Healio: 2021 stories on women in medicine

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.

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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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