Medpage Today: The Gender Gap in Medicine

In this video, Jeremy Faust, MD, editor-in-chief of MedPage Today, sits down with Arghavan Salles, MD, PhD, and Shikha Jain, MD, to discuss gender discrimination in the medical field. Their Instagram Live conversation covers the wage gap between male and female physicians, biases in funding and promotion, and the implicit biases we should be aware of in order to make intentional change.

The following is a transcript of their remarks:

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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