A15 4

A15 4

  • 11 May 2021

A15 (4): Role of imposter syndrome in medical educators’ working lives and careers

Session speaker(s):
Olivia Crannage
Dr Katie Webb
Prof Julie Browne

Session objectives:

  • To investigate the prevalence (and severity) of imposter syndrome in medical educators
  • To explore the effect of imposter syndrome on medical educators
  • To develop potential strategies to address the problem of imposter syndrome in medical education

Session summary:
Individuals with impostor syndrome (IS) attribute their achievements to external factors, leading to anxiety and self-doubt. While IS is common among doctors and clinical academics, its impact on medical educators and their career pathways has not previously been researched. We report findings and recommendations from our mixed methods study.

Session hosted by:
Cardiff University- Medical Education

Session theme:
Educational research and scholarship 

Target audience group:
Undergraduates
Postgraduates
Managers
Administration
Academics
Nurses, midwives and allied health professionals
Researchers
Policy Makers

Target care sector:
Continuing professional development

A15 (4): Role of imposter syndrome in medical educators’ working lives and careers

Session speaker(s):
Olivia Crannage
Dr Katie Webb
Prof Julie Browne

Session objectives:

Session summary:
Individuals with impostor syndrome (IS) attribute their achievements to external factors, leading to anxiety and self-doubt. While IS is common among doctors and clinical academics, its impact on medical educators and their career pathways has not previously been researched. We report findings and recommendations from our mixed methods study.

Session hosted by:
Cardiff University- Medical Education

Session theme:
Educational research and scholarship 

Target audience group:
Undergraduates
Postgraduates
Managers
Administration
Academics
Nurses, midwives and allied health professionals
Researchers
Policy Makers

Target care sector:
Continuing professional development