Dec 17, 2020
Dr. Shikha Jain is not only at the summit amongst women in medicine, but she is the chair of the Women in Medicine Summit, a national conference focused on gender equity. She is a board-certified hematology and oncology physician on faculty at the University of Illinois Medical Center with a focus on Gastrointestinal malignancies and a special interest in neuroendocrine tumors, precision oncology, immunotherapy, genomics, colorectal and pancreatic cancers, hepatocellular carcinoma, and advances in cancer therapy. She is also the host of the podcast “The Oncology Overdrive” as well as the co-founder and COO of the group Impact4HC. Recently, she was listed as Medscape’s Top 25 Rising Stars in Medicine.
Today, she enters the ladies' room to talk debunk a lot of information that is being spread about the COVID vaccine. Dr. Jain is ready to get the vaccine as soon as possible and encourages others to get vaccinated and be smart about where they are getting their information. Dr. Donnica calls out physicians in the spotlight who are spreading false information on the coronavirus that can be dangerous to people who are at risk. Science is based on facts, not opinions. There aren’t alternative facts when it comes to medicine.
They dive into what exactly “anecdotal evidence” is and how to process anecdotal evidence when you hear about it. Just because something works for one person, that doesn’t mean that it is a medical study that applies to the general population.