firegal wrote:1. I can't do this
2. I have no idea what I am doing
3. I've always had issues when I'm in clinical posts, why did I think clinical training would be any different?
4. Nope, it's not just clinical posts, I spent plenty of my time as an RA miserable and anxious too, but I just attributed it to different things.
5. Why can't I make this work?
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Bobgirl wrote:Hi Firegal. I wanted to reply to you because I think what you are feeling is part of being a first year. I am in second year, and I know that probably all of my class went through this during first year, the whole "imposter syndrome", feeling like maybe you are not good enough, and don't actually have a clue what you are doing. I think we all still feel like that at times, that we have no idea what we are doing, it is part of training!! but it became particularly prominent half way through first year. Our course gave us space to be able to bring it out into the open, and talk about it. It normalised it and made us realise that everyone was feeling the same. I hope you also have the space to do this, but I just wanted to reply so that you wouldn't think you were on your own with it xx
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