Cinderella delusion

A popular term for the fantasy of some medical students that they will, upon graduation from medical school, transition instantly and effortlessly into a competent doctor, a transformation likened to that of Cinderella
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Cinderella delusion

A popular term for the fantasy of some medical students that they will, upon graduation from medical school '…suddenly be able to develop succinct differential diagnoses, make accurate diagnostic and treatment plans, and sign medication orders …without a senior physician's countersignature controlling for error'. See July phenomenon.
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