Losing Face: Narcissism in Medical Training

Author(s): Joshua F Ceñido, Osagie N Obanor

Narcissistic Personality Disorder is often identified by several criteria, including grandiosity and self-importance; a belief that one is uniquely exceptional; a sense of entitlement; being interpersonally exploitative; a lack of empathy; a need for excessive admiration; envy or a belief that others are envious of themself; and arrogance [1]. With the air of an unparalleled deservingness to rise to such an admirable vocation, several perfect combinations of the aforementioned criteria often confer upon residency programs what appears to be an attractive candidate.

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