I’ll often use “pimp” in a sentence, and non-medical folks give me a strange look. So, to set the record straight:
pimp, verb. To question a medical person lower than oneself on the spot about a medical fact or truism to
see if said person knows the answer show how smart or dumb the person is in front of a group.
- “Man, my attending pimped me mercilously about acid-base disorders in my patient, when I’d only seen her for 20 minutes!”
- I cannot believe my intern started pimping me about physiology in front of the attending. He’s supposed to be on my side!
- It was great. My resident was pimping me about medication dosages and I got them all right.