This webinar is based on one of the most popular sessions at the 2020 STFM Conference on Medical Student Education.
Medical students commonly struggle with cynicism, self-doubt, and poor self-worth. Feelings of less intelligence or competence are often characterized as imposter phenomenon. Several studies show that imposter phenomenon in medical students is high, and may affect patient care. As this peaks in the third year, residents and faculty on family medicine clerkships are in prime position to mentor through the imposter phenomenon, reversing feelings of self-doubt and worthlessness and building confident student physicians.
This session will highlight techniques that rock star mentors can use to overcome the imposter phenomenon, including celebrating small wins, building a support team, talking back to negative thoughts, and establishing a personal identity and wellness plan.
Upon completion of this session, participants should be able to:
- Apply imposter phenomenon evidence to medical student mentorship
- Build skills and implement techniques as mentors to lead students through feelings of self-doubt and fraud
- Formulate a plan to create a safe learning environment at your institution that stifles imposter phenomenon and produces confident students
- David C. Bury, DO. MPH, FAAFP
- Colin Sheffield, DO
- Scott P Grogan, DO, MBA, FAAFP