Navigating Self-Doubt in Continuing Medical Education: Insights from Milini Mingo

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Navigating Self-Doubt in Continuing Medical Education: Insights from Milini Mingo

May 29, 2024

Navigating Self-Doubt in Continuing Medical Education: Insights from Milini Mingo

Are you struggling with feelings of self-doubt in your continuing education career?

If you’re feeling overwhelmed, anxious, or doubtful about your abilities in continuing education’s fast-paced, ever-changing world, you’re not alone. In this episode of Write Medicine, Milini Mingo reviews the history of the imposter phenomenon, shares a three-step approach to navigating self-doubt, and challenges the CE community to create professional development resources for ourselves that are oriented around improvement in our competence and performance.

1. Recognize how self-doubt or imposter phenomenon shows up as the first step towards managing it effectively.

2. Learn practical strategies for managing self-doubt, including reframing negative narratives and implementing tools to support your growth.

3. Find encouragement and a sense of community, knowing that others in the CE field have faced and overcome similar struggles.

Connect with Milini



Mingo M. Back to Basics: The 7 Pillars of CE. Alliance Almanac. March 27, 2024.

Mingo M. Imposter Syndrome: Is It Holding You Back? Alliance Almanac. November 13, 2023.

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00:00 Introduction

02:31 Introducing Milini

06:28 The big picture of continuing education

07:43 The 7 pillars of CE

12:18 Why she wrote the piece for the Alliance Almanac on imposter syndrome

14:49 How the article resonated with people in the field

15:24 Exploring imposter syndrome: What it is and how it shows up

17:12 The consequences of imposter syndrome

18:41 Milini’s thoughts on imposter syndrome vs imposter phenomenon

21:43 How imposter syndrome shows up and affects people’s work

23:45 How to collectively start to affirm people’s presence in this field and provide support that dissipates imposter syndrome

25:20 Key takeaways on moving forward in the CME field

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