Medical student harassment and mistreatment have become topics of increasing concern to a wide range of stakeholders in US medical education.1,2 In this context, traditional methods of bedside teaching, particularly the time-honored “pimping” of medical students and house staff,3 have recently come under scrutiny.4 In this Viewpoint, we define pimping, briefly summarize the evidence base for and against pimping, discuss pimping in the context of medical student mistreatment, and outline future directions.
McCarthy CP, McEvoy JW. Pimping in Medical Education: Lacking Evidence and Under Threat. JAMA. 2015;314(22):2347–2348. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.13570
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