The Real Doctor Will See You Shortly by Matt McCarthy

In brief: Matt's a first year doctor (aka intern) and he's scared stiff. This is a moving, at times funny, memoir of his first year as a doctor. The good: I loved the way the medicine was both accessible to those outside the field and fascinating to those within in it. Just the right balance.... Continue Reading →

The Doctor Will See You Now by Max Pemberton

A quick rundown… Max is now in his third year of a doctor, and not quite so junior. Working in a geriatric ward has new challenges though! Strengths: Max demonstrates the problems with today's health care brilliantly, using real examples with emotion. Weaknesses: Too short! Why I read it: I really enjoy Max's books. Pages:... Continue Reading →

Where Does it Hurt? By Max Pemberton

In a nutshell… The junior doctor is back – now with one year's knowledge, he's working out on the street. Strengths: Honest and emotive. Weaknesses: Not as much humour (difficult given the setting) Why I read it: Loved Trust Me, I'm a Junior Doctor Pages: 304 Published: 2009 Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Setting: England Rating:... Continue Reading →

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