Feeling like a fraud? Hear MDA National Members discuss imposter thinking

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  • Part one, Feeling like a fraud? – focuses on how imposter syndrome is experienced (18 minutes).
  • Part two, Taking action – coming soon – will explore multiple strategies for responding to maladaptive imposter thoughts.


For all: a 6-minute excerpt of the podcasts.

 

Imposter phenomenon:

  • may be more likely to appear at early career stages or at times of transition
  • can lead to anxiety, low confidence, social withdrawal and burn out
  • is a problematic pattern of thinking, with extreme and unrealistic feelings of not having the skills and abilities others think we have
  • is more common in stressful occupations requiring advanced degrees and in people who are highly conscientious and achievement oriented.

Being aware of imposter syndrome enables an unhelpful inner critic to be recognised earlier.

 

Podcast presenters:

  • GP and MDA National medico-legal adviser, Dr Kiely Kim
  • Executive coaches from Contemplum Coaching & Advisory, Susan Male and Jane McCormack.

 

Published: September 2021