Join us Wednesday, August 23 at 3:00pm ET for PART II of a live, interactive tweetchat with Kelly Cawcutt, MD, MS, on imposter syndrome in medicine. Topics to be discussed are subject to change but will likely include:

  • Whether or not real-life experiences with students, trainees, and junior faculty support concerns raised in the medical literature that “Millenial” students may suffer from higher rates of imposter syndrome than other generations.
  • How clinicians can help colleagues and trainees recognize imposter syndrome.
  • Strategies participants have used or recommended to other to cope with imposter syndrome.
  • How to ensure use of healthy strategies for coping with imposter syndrome and how to avoid unhealthy/maladaptive ones.
  • Resources needed to combat imposter syndrome.
  • More…Topics covered during Part I of the chat (click here for the recap) were:
  • What definition and thoughts come to mind when reading or hearing “imposter syndrome.”
  • The differences between imposter sydrome and normal stress or anxiety in a role.
  • Personal experiences of those who have felt they suffered from imposter syndrome.
  • Possible reasons why it is that some studies have shown imposter syndrome to be more prevalent among women and under-represented minorities when compared with other populations.

How to Join the Chat

  1. Log into your Twitter account. Don’t have an account? Where have you been?! Just kidding, we don’t judge, but you should get one! It’s easy to create, and free. You’ll be glad you did.
  2. A couple minutes before 3:00pm ET on August 23, Search Twitter (top right of every Twitter page) for #PWChat.
  3. On the search results page, click Latest at the top left. This will show you all the latest tweets using the #PWChat hashtag. The page will automatically update every couple minutes, letting you know how many new tweets there are using the #PWChat hashtag. Alternately, you can refresh the page every minute or so to see any new tweets using the #PWChat hashtag.
  4. Answer questions, reply to other’s comments, or make a comment of your own as much and as often as you like. Just make sure to leave room in include #PWChat to make sure what you tweet is included in the chat. Otherwise, it won’t be seen.
  5. While you’re at it, be sure to follow @physicianswkly and @KellyCawcuttMD!


About Dr. Cawcutt

Kelly Cawcutt, MD, MS is an assistant professor of medicine and board certified in Critical Care Medicine and Infectious Diseases with an academic and clinic practice at University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. She completed her medical school and internal medicine residency at University of Minnesota and her Critical Care fellowship, Infectious Diseases fellowship and Masters of Clinical and Translational Science at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. She is an Assistant Professor of Medicine, Associate Director of Infection Control, member of the Sepsis Clinical Efficacy committee and institutional Antimicrobial Stewardship committee at UNMC. She holds national positions with the Infectious Diseases Society of America and the Society of Critical Care Medicine. Dr. Cawcutt is also requested speaker in Faculty Development, with particular interest in advancing the careers of women. She is actively involved in social media in medicine on behalf of the UNMC Division of Infectious Diseases and through a personal blog at http://www.paragonfire.com that focuses on personal and professional development.  She also blogs for the University of Nebraska Medical Center Division of Infectious Disease at https://blog.unmc.edu/infectious-disease and her at PhysiciansWeekly.com.