- Lisa Tshuma, PA-C, DBH, MPAS, MPA, Assistant Professor, A.T. Still University, Mesa, AZ
- Daytheon Sturges, PA-C, MPAS, CAHIMS, CHES, Assistant Professor, University of Washington, Physician Assistant Program
Impostor syndrome (IS) is characterized by a fear of one’s intellectual incompetence being discovered and an inability to internalize accomplishment. In pre-COVID-19 conditions, studies show that individuals with high impostor syndrome had an increased risk for burnout. In stressful work environments and in uncertain social conditions, impostor syndrome is likely to have an even greater impact. This poster raises awareness of IS, highlights attributes associated with IS, and presents several strategies to overcome IS for integrated care teams and clinical trainees.
- Define impostor syndrome and burnout.
- Discuss the prevalence, risk factors, association and impact of impostor syndrome and burnout.
- Describe 5 strategies to address imposter syndrome and reduce burnout amongst integrated care teams and trainees.