Educational Programs, Workshops, Seminars, New Idea Session, and Small Group Discussions
60 Minute Workshop
PA-109 - Helping High-achieving Dental Students Cope With the Stress of Success
Sunday, March 15, 2020
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Professors often spend a great deal of time counseling poorly performing students, which limits the time dedicated to high achievers. This can be problematic as psychiatrists have determined that successful students may be susceptible to feelings of inadequacy despite positive external evidence. In this session, you will become familiar with tools to help students recognize and cope with their “impostor” thoughts. Research will be presented on the prevalence of these issues in dental students and the effectiveness of interventions. The resources can be easily implemented into dental courses with a minimal investment of time to improve student success and decrease stress.
Describe the basic components of the Impostor Phenomenon and identify how students commonly engage in an “Impostor Cycle.”
Quantitatively assess the prevalence of Impostor Thoughts in their mentored students.
Counsel students using widely-available resources to improve student success and decrease stress levels.