AVMA 2017: Imposter Syndrome

September 11, 2017

At the 2017 American Veterinary Medical Association Convention, Amanda Landis-Hanna, DVM, senior manager of veterinary outreach for PetSmart Charities, attended a session that focused on imposter syndrome.

At the 2017 American Veterinary Medical Association Convention, Amanda Landis-Hanna, DVM, senior manager of veterinary outreach for PetSmart Charities, attended a session that focused on imposter syndrome.

Imposter syndrome is when you have the belief that others will one day find out that you're a fraud, you're a fake or you accidentally got your job. About 70 percent of the population actually suffers from some degree of imposter syndrome, and this number is weighted more heavily toward women than men.