v.— «Pimping is a term with a specific meaning in medical education, a meaning that has no demonstrable origin—and no clear counterpart in common usage. It is the asking of a student or resident, by an attending, of some question within the broad field of medical knowledge. The implication is of repeated needling, a probing for pockets of ignorance; in fact, pimping is a sort of evil twin or mutant outgrowth of the Socratic method. It is used as much to harass as to teach.» —by Craig A. Miller Making of a Surgeon in the 21st Century Jan., 2004. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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