Imposter Syndrome for ES/CS/SAS

Category: Educational/Clinical Supervisors - Established Trainers Courses

Date: July 9th 2024 10:00am until 12:30pm

Location: Zoom


Course ID: SW24-047


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Imposter Syndrome is extremely common in medicine with reportedly 97% of medical students admitting to struggling with it. This is probably not surprising, as medicine is an area of achievement where knowledge is ever expanding and growing, so there is pressure on medical staff to keep pace. There is a tendency for those struggling with Imposter Syndrome to keep quiet and hide this fact, even though it is a completely normal phenomenon. This failure to acknowledge Imposter Syndrome can mean that it develops into anxiety and stress, which can in turn lead to more sick leave. This programme looks at what Imposter Syndrome is and how simple techniques can make a difference.


  1. To understand what Imposter Syndrome is and its various forms

  2. To understand why it is important to not leave Imposter Syndrome unchecked
  3. To be able to recognise it in yourself and others
  4. To understand what the different types are
  5. To recognise and deal with Imposter Syndrome at work
  6. To understand what practical techniques can be used to overcome Imposter Syndrome


Associate Dean Secondary Care, Associate DME, College/Specialty Tutor, Deputy Dean, DME, Educational/Clinical Supervisor Secondary Care, HoS, SAS Doctor (Associate Specialist, Specialist, Speciality Doctor, Staff Grade, Tutor), or TPD Secondary Care

Course Length:

This is a half day course, starting at 10:00 and finishing at 12:30.


Online via Zoom

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