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Learning to Listen: A Memoir with Vidhya Prakash MD

December 1, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST

Join Us for a Meet the Author Book Discussion

Learning to Listen: A Memoir with Vidhya Prakash, MD

December 1st, 8 pm ET


Vidhya Prakash, MD, is a former military physician having served in the Air Force. This book grew out of a convergence of inciting events and ultimately became a tribute to her family and a way to acknowledge her many mentors and to share many powerful patient anecdotes. She has been deeply touched while working with trauma survivors and amputees, and she lost a family member to suicide.  Dr. Prakash talks unapologetically about the importance of making yourself vulnerable, about loneliness, and of the need for human connection. She found the process of writing both cathartic and an exploration of what a woman physician achieves as a physician, wife, mother, and daughter.

Come hear about Vidhya’s journey and share your own stories and experiences as you consider your own path as a woman in medicine.

Dr. Prakash leads the Rural Health group in the Diversity and Inclusion Committee

Vidhya Prakash, MD, professor of clinical internal medicine at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. Photo courtesy: SIU School of Medicine

About the Author

Vidhya Prakash, MD,  FACP, FIDSA, FAMWA is a professor of clinical internal medicine and infectious diseases at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. She serves as chair of AMWA membership committee, and she chairs the Rural Health outreach as part of AMWA’s Council on Justice, Diversity, Equity, and  Inclusion.

Dr. Prakash pursued her medical training at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in Ohio, then moved to San Antonio, Texas to complete both her internal medicine residency and fellowship in infectious diseases at the San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium.


December 1, 2021
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST
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