AMA Journal of Ethics®

Illuminating the art of medicine

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Illuminating the art of medicine

Virtual Mentor. July 2002, Volume 4, Number 7.

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Through the Student's Eyes: On Pimping

A medical student's humorous poem about fact-retrieval on demand.

Marc Libman

Umm…
I don't know.
Hmm… No, I don't know.
Don't know.

little stabbing hints…

…flop sweat.

Feeling their eyes boring into the back of my skull,
My ignorance bolstering their also battered egos.

I don't know.

The indignity. Four years my junior but R1 to my cc3.

OK, my turn:

How old was Mendelssohn when he composed A Midsummer Night's Dream?

What was Harpo's real name?
List for me the signs of an Auspicious Buddha?
What's my favorite color?

"You're lucky you make me laugh, Libman.

Otherwise,
you'd be
worthless."

Marc Libman is a 4th year medical student at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. In addition to writing poetry, Marc is a jazz aficionado and recently became a father.

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