Dr. Aleena Rahman, Dr Shahid Iqbal, Dr Zartasha
Objective: The aim of this study is to determine the total prevalence, year of study-wise as well as the gender-wise distribution of Impostor Syndrome amongst the undergraduate medical students at CMH Lahore Medical College, using the eight-question questionnaire of the Young Impostor Scale (YIS) Design: The study was cross sectional and descriptive survey Place and duration of study: conducted in a private medical college of Lahore, Pakistan in February 2018. Patients and methods: A total of 254 students from five years of MBBS and from both genders were enrolled in the study. Sampling technique was convenient non-probability type. Results: A total of 79(30.4%) students were positive whilst 181(69.6%) were negative for IS (imposter syndrome). Class-wise distribution shows Imposter syndrome to be most prevalent in students of 2nd year (9.2% ) out of the 5 MBBS classes. Also, imposters syndrome is more prevalent in the female (38.8%) population than male (25.35%) and this difference statistically significant (p=0.02). Conclusion: Introduce programs to help students and teachers identify this and help students overcome this issue should be initiated in all years of study. Key Words: Prevalence, Imposter syndrome, medical students, Lahore, Pakistan.