I suffer from Imposter Syndrome and, if you’re applying to or enrolled in medical school, there’s a good chance you do too.
What is imposter syndrome, you ask? Good question. I went to an application seminar at UT Southwestern where an MS2 told us about it. Basically, it means: 1) before you get in, you’re afraid you don’t deserve to be accepted, and 2) once you’re in, you think that they’re going to find out they made a mistake.
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The key to surviving Imposter Syndrome is realizing that it’s a feeling, not a fact. Keep moving through the steps in your plan, even when you don’t believe you’ll succeed.
What motivated me to keep going? Carl Jung writes, “[vocation] acts like the law of God from which there is no escape.” A vocation is a calling—it evokes—it’s not just an occupation that keeps you busy. I don't know about you, but I know that medicine is my calling. If it wasn't my calling, I would be doing something MUCH easier.
When I was studying for the MCAT last summer, I stuck a Post-it on my mirror that said: “God doesn’t call the qualified; God qualifies those who are called.” (It doesn’t really matter whether you believe in God or not; just substitute “the universe,” “medicine,” or anything that works for you.) This quote helped me during the moments when I felt totally unprepared.
The point is: you’re not prepared. But by the time you get there you will be. So take some deep breaths and relax.
 “The Development of Personality,” Collected Works of C. G. Jung, Volume 17.