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UDgerl said:Where have people interviewed that there was pimping involved? The only program I have heard of doing this is MGH but I read on another thread that UT-San Antonio is, too.
You're advice/forewarning is appreciated!
UDgerl said:Pimping is being quizzed. Usually it infers being asked technical questions during a procedure or on rounds by the attending or an upper level. In the interview connotation it means being asked factual/surgical questions rather than the typical interview questions.
UDgerl said:If being given a pseudo-oral exam isn't something that would catch you off guard while interviewing then its not bad. And since you ask the question it would seemingly not bother you. Good for you. Personally I like to have as good an idea as possible what I may be walking in on. Like most things anticipation and preparation are invaluable and this forum helps all of us to share our experiences in order to be as ready as possible.
Roux-en-Y said:I have heard of people being pimped at Arkansas interviews (no personal experience).
Most places, an interviewer wanted you to recall an intersting patient/case; and I would occassionally get pimped about that. Of course, I usually knew the answers to those questions!
ggx12 said:and why is this bad?
dinosaurcrumpet said:It's not. It's a wonderful experience. It's especially great when you haven't studied the material in months and don't know the answers. I just love sitting there like a ******* saying "uh, I dunno" over and over. It's a distinctly edifying process.
shag said:I recall getting "pimped" at U Miami. He threw a soft ball basic trauma patient at me. After saying my ABC's and mentioning rads and labs, he cut me off by saying that he just wanted to make sure I could "think on my feet".
ExtraCrispy said:I'm with avgjoe - can anyone give ideas about the best preparation for this lethal pimp session??
I've tried studying the basic science behind anything that I mentioned in my personal statement, etc., and I prepared a couple of cases (on which I've already been pimped), but as far as prepping myself for a round robin oral exam, I've no clue what to do.