Imposter Syndrome - Perspectives of Final Year Medical Students

Med Educ. 2021 Apr 5. doi: 10.1111/medu.14536. Online ahead of print.


We read with interest Gottlieb et al. (2020)'s article which reviewed the prevalence and implications of imposter syndrome in the medical field. As recent medical graduates, we are naturally concerned by the finding that this phenomenon affects 22-60% of medical students. We hope to share our views on why this population is predisposed to developing impostorism and offer some suggestions on how this issue can be addressed.

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