Pimping

If I ever do an AU it would be this! Sorry for the simple bust doodle, I haven’t coloured in this style for a while and really missed doing it. Plus I love scrubs.

Just finished reading 50+ volumes of Godhand Teru and absolutely loved it! It’s the first medical-themed manga I’ve seen that actually deals with more than just cardiac surgery and hospital politics (I was totally cheering at the diagnostic imaging and neurosurgery chapters). One of the characters looks and behaves pretty much like Denmark, which was especially amusing.

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Pimping in Med School

The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) is having a pretty interesting debate on the role of pimping (i.e. asking questions of medical students, often in a rapid fire way, to publicly test their knowledge).

Here are the citations for some interesting reading:

Mccarthy CP, Mcevoy JW. Pimping in Medical Education: Lacking Evidence and Under Threat. JAMA. 2015;314(22):2347-8.

Reifler DR. The Pedagogy of Pimping: Educational Rigor or Mistreatment?. JAMA. 2015;314(22):2355-6.

George DR, Green MJ. Lessons Learned From Comics Produced by Medical Students: Art of Darkness. JAMA. 2015;314(22):2345-6.

I’m interested to hear what you think.  Is pimping an integral part of medical education?  Or an archaic learning modality that needs to be replaced?