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The Healthcare Education Transformation Podcast

Oct 14, 2022

How do I deal with Imposter Syndrome while I am in Physical Therapy School?

In this bonus episode of Teach Me Something Tuesday, cohost Dr Dawn Brown, PT, DPT, EdD, talks about combating imposter syndrome as a student.

She discusses how your how your mindset must shift in school, the value benefit of finding a mentor, and knowing that you belong in physical therapy school. 

Dr. Dawn S. Brown PT, DPT, EdD, OCS is an Assistant Professor at Governors State University (GSU) Doctor of Physical Therapy Program, with over 22 years of clinical and educational experience. She completed a Bachelor of Psychology degree and Master of Physical Therapy degree from Northwestern University, a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Alabama State University, and a Doctor of Education degree in Higher Education Administration from Northern Illinois University. Dr. Brown earned ABPTS board-certification in orthopaedic physical therapy, and uses this content expertise in her andragogy and clinical practice. Her research explores leadership, motivation, and belongingness in physical therapy education and clinical practice, all through the lens of diversity, equity, and inclusion. She is a national speaker on leadership, motivation, and belongingness, and holds several leadership positions within the APTA and IPTA to be an agent of transformation within physical therapy to shape a better future for the profession. With regards to physical therapy education, Dr. Brown’s overall goal is to inspire and empower students to become exceptional members of the physical therapy profession by possessing the ability to think critically, be skillful listeners, demonstrate empathy, and have the capacity to interact effectively with socioculturally diverse patients and healthcare providers.

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