2/18/2021 – Overcoming Imposter Syndrome in Medicine and Science

On Thursday, February 18th, from 4:00pm – 5:00pm, the GMS Diversity, Equity and Inclusion office held a discussion panel titled:

Overcoming Imposter Syndrome in Science and Medicine

This interactive panel discussion was held with African American alumni across disciplines to discuss Imposter Syndrome – the overwhelming feeling of self-doubt and attribution of luck in spite of persistent talent and ability. The panel discussed what imposter syndrome is, and strategies to empower ourselves against these doubts.

Panelists included:

  • Jacobi Cunningham, PhD – 2010 Pharmacology Graduate. Associate Director of Pharmacology and Scientific Operations
  • Frederick Powell, MD, PhD – 2009 Anatomy and Neurobiology/2011 MD Graduate. Anesthesiologist and Critical Care Physician
    Sasha Curry, DDS, MS, MSPH – 2015 Oral Health Sciences Graduate. Dentist and Public Health Advocate
  • Pilar Tucker, MA – 2016 Mental Health Counseling and Behavioral Medicine Graduate. Health Professional & PsyD candidate