Imposter syndrome. This is something I constantly hear medical students talking about and it’s something I deal with myself. However, I have a different perspective on imposter syndrome. Many students allow this to cripple them during the course of school and allows the thoughts of being inferior, or that they don’t belong in school creep into their mind. This takes a huge toll on mental health and can impact performance. There are people that say you shouldn’t feel imposter syndrome, but I am here to tell you that you should own it. Own it not because you don’t deserve to be in school, but rather to use it as energy, motivation, and fuel. Prove to yourself that you deserve to be here just like everybody else. Fight day in and day out. Get up early, study hard, stay disciplined and drown that voice in your head that says you’re not worthy, not good enough, smart enough, or incapable. If you fight day in and day out to prove it then you will succeed.