As practicing physicians with small children at home, we both understand all parents are scrambling to find childcare and set up home schooling to continue their children’s education during the shutdown—while trying to work from home. This disproportionately affects female physicians, as they spend 8.5 more hours per week on domestic activities than male counterparts.
Author: Shikha Jain, MD
Shikha Jain, MD, is a board-certified hematology and oncology physician and the physician director of media relations for the Rush University Cancer Center. She was named one of Modern Healthcare's Top 25 Emerging Leaders in 2019. She is a Public Voices Fellow with The OpEd Project and a TedX speaker.