Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: In defense of good pimping: the Socratic method

  • In defense of good pimping: The Socratic method

    Gregory MarcusSan Francisco, California, USA Socrates was executed for berating ancient Athenians with questions in order to test their knowledge. I try to keep this in mind when badgering trainees for the same purpose. Of course, questioning to the point of what is maybe best described as “learner discomfort” is no longer acceptable in many…