Imposter syndrome in the veterinary profession


Imposter syndrome is common among veterinarians, and I believe this can stem from the immense pressure to prove oneself to gain a spot in vet school. But what can we do about it? Talking to our peers a colleagues can be a simple and effective way to reduce the pressure on ourselves and each other, and gain perspective on unrealistic thoughts about our abilities. I want to talk about my experiences solo hiking in remote places and how I relate self doubts experienced in the wildness to self doubts that plague vets and vet students.

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