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Women in Medicine, Science set lecture, networking event

November 30, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

“Understanding the (IM)Poster Child: Why Do Highly Successful Individuals Feel Like They Do Not Belong?” is the title of a presentation to be made by Devasmita Chakraverty, Ph.D., a Spokane faculty member in the WSU College of Education whose research includes a focus on the impostor phenomenon.

Date: Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017

Time: 3:30-5 p.m. (social networking and light refreshments from 4:30-5 p.m.)

Location: SAC 241

Up to 35-45% of medical students and residents suffer from the impostor phenomenon or “an internal experience of intellectual phoniness,” a phenomenon highly correlated with anxiety, depression and burnout, according to a research abstract. The same is true for those in other STEM fields.

Chakraverty will share preliminary findings from an ongoing study using surveys and interviews to examine how the impostor phenomenon might influence career decisions for individuals in STEM and medicine.

The event is sponsored by the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine Group on Women in Medicine and Science (GWIMS). Register for the event here. Read more about Chakraverty here.


November 30, 2017
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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SAC 241
600 N. Riverpoint Blvd. + Google Map