Education Program Coordinator Harvard University Cambridge, Massachusetts
Learners will discover the definition of imposter syndrome: persistent feelings of inadequacy despite evidence of success. They will explore the five personalities of emergency providers that are at risk for imposter syndrome: the perfectionist, the superman/superwoman, the rugged individualist, the natural genius, and the expert. Coping mechanisms to deal with it and the special implications for industry leaders will be discussed.
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Upon completion, participants will be able to define Imposter Syndrome: fear of being found out, that you’re not as competent as people think you are.
. . . identify the five personalities in emergency care that are prone to Imposter Syndrome: the perfectionist, the superman/superwoman, the rugged individualist, the natural genius, and the expert.
. . . edit negative self-talk, create a kudos file, find a mentor, be a mentor, find a wingman, practice just-in-time learning, and overprepare for the task at hand.
. . . evaluate episodes of Imposter Syndrome at role changes: promotion, precepting, lateral moves, and how to combat it differently.