Gender Equity In Medicine

Gender equity, as defined by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, means “fairness of treatment for men and women according to their respective needs. This may include equal treatment or treatment that is different but which is considered equivalent in terms of rights, benefits, obligations, and opportunities.” This is a complex, multi-layered issue enveloped in subtleties and microaggressions, and the field of medicine is not exempt.

In this episode of Inside The Doctor’s Lounge, Dr Shikha Jain joins the team for our discussion on gender equity in medicine. Dr Jain, a board-certified hematology and oncology physician and assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Hematology, Oncology and Cell Therapy at the University of Illinois Cancer Center in Chicago, speaks frequently on this topic. Founder and the Chair of the Women In Medicine Summit, she delivered a TEDx Talk in 2019 on the gender moonshot and the importance of gender parity in healthcare.

Take a break, grab a cup of coffee and join us as we discuss gender equity in medicine and the evolution of empowerment!

Women in Medicine Summit –

Dr Shikha Jain’s Rx For Success Podcast episode

Dr Shikha Jain’s 2019 Tedx Talk –…

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