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Researchers surveyed 2,183 attending and retired physicians regarding their experiences with imposter syndrome. The term refers to the feelings of self-doubt or being undeserving of achievements despite having the skills needed to perform.

Debra Bynum, MD, vice chair of education and professor of medicine, is an author on the paper published in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons. Results show female physicians were more likely to experience imposter syndrome than males, regardless of specialty or leadership role.

Read the full study here.