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Oncology Overdrive

Mar 16, 2021

In this episode, Shikha Jain, MD, goes from being the interviewer to interviewee as she discusses her path to medicine, the importance of good mentorship, and how social media could shape the future of medicine.

  • Intro :13
  • About Jain :33
  • The interview 2:16
  • How did you get to where you are today? Did you always know you wanted to be a physician? 2:23
  • You work tirelessly to promote the advancement in women in medicine … can you tell us a bit about why this cause is so important to you? 7:42
  • Who were your mentors and were there female leaders who inspired you during your residency or fellowship? 17:33
  • Do you have any advice for early career female physicians? Or is there anything you wish you could tell yourself if you could go back in time? 23:51
  • How did you get started using social media professionally, and how do you hope platforms like Twitter and TikTok will shape the future of medicine? 29:55
  • What has the past year been like for you in terms of navigating the pandemic? Are there any self-care strategies you rely on? 38:00
  • If someone could only listen to the last two minutes of this episode, what would you want them to take away? 43:01

Shikha Jain, MD, is a board-certified hematology and oncology physician. She is an assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Hematology and Oncology, the Director of Communications Strategies in Medicine and the Associate Director of Oncology Communication and Digital Innovation for the University of Illinois Cancer Center.

We’d love to hear from you! Send your comments/questions to Dr. Jain at Follow us on Twitter @HemOncToday @ShikhaJainMD.

Disclosures: Jain reports she is a paid freelance writer for Lippincott.