Being PIMPed ain’t easy
Neil Chanchlani defends a dying teaching method
- By: Neil Chanchlani
I remember my first time. It was early in the morning, and I had barely slept the night before. A few of us were standing around, and I was at the front of the pack. Secretly, I wanted to be chosen, pushed to the limit so I could learn a thing or two. It’s a competitive environment though, so I knew I had to be alert and look interested when someone eventually came.
You, he pointed at me, “What are the most common complications of thyroidectomy?” This was easy, but I didn’t know it. Silence ensued, and eyes rolled. “What is a thyroidectomy?” This was easy, and I did know it, so responded cheerfully with a textbook one liner. Question after question poured out. I didn’t know the exact surgical incision length, nor which arteries and veins needed to be divided. A Hartley Dunhill operation? Forgot to cram that one