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Medical Students are Likely to Suffer From Imposter Syndrome, Finds New Study

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Mental Health News: According to the recent story, it has been claimed that medical students experience high imposter syndrome, due to the high stress of studies.

A recent study has reported that imposter syndrome is highly prevalent among medical students, which in turn indicates a high level of stress.

Imposter syndrome is a serious mental health challenge that occurs to many throughout higher education. The condition is commonly associated with depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, and self-sabotage.

In the quest to understand to what extent these traits were displayed by the medical students, the researchers at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University found that up to 87% of an incoming class reported a high or very high degree of imposter syndrome.

It is worth noting that medical students across the globe have reported experiencing a severe form of depression, anxiety, and burnout. To make things worse, it is immensely difficult to identify this condition, especially among the first-year students, to provide them with psychological support.

To Know More, You May Refer To:

Susan Rosenthal, Yvette Schlussel, Mary Bit Yaden, Jennifer DeSantis, Kathryn Trayes, Charles Pohl, Mohammadreza Hojat. Persistent Impostor Phenomenon Is Associated With Distress in Medical Students. Family Medicine, 2021; 53 (2): 118 DOI: 10.22454/FamMed.2021.799997

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