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MEdIC Series | The Case of the Pimping Physician – Expert Review and Curated Commentary


The Case of the Pimping PhysicianSocrates-239x300-circle outlined a scenario where a resident physician experiences . What did the ALiEM community think of this case? This month the MEdIC team (Brent Thoma, Sarah Luckett-Gatopoulos, Tamara McColl, Eve Purdy, John Eicken, and Teresa Chan), hosted a MEdIC series discussion around this issue with insights from the ALiEM community. We are proud to present to you the Curated Community Commentary and our 2 expert opinions. Thank-you to all our participants for contributing to the very rich discussions last week.

This follow-up post includes:

  • Posts by our solicited expert respondents: Dr. Jeff Riddell, Medical Education Research Fellow in the Division of Emergency Medicine at the University of Washington, and Dr. John Eicken is an emergency medicine ultrasound fellow at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
  • A summary of insights from the ALiEM community derived from the Twitter and blog discussions
  • Freely downloadable PDF versions of the case and expert responses for use in continuing medical education activities
Expert response 1: Pimping is Harmful and Ineffective
Expert response 2: Pimping and Palpitations
The Case of the Pimping Physician: Curated from the community

Case and Responses for Download

Click Here (or on the picture below) to download the case and responses as a PDF.

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Teresa Chan, MD
ALiEM Associate Editor
Emergency Physician, Hamilton
Assistant Professor, McMaster University
Ontario, Canada + Teresa Chan