8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Modern tale of junior doctor life,
This review is from: Trust Me, I'm a (Junior) Doctor (Paperback)
I bought this book expecting another depressing and cynical account of life as a junior doctor but I was pleasantly surprised. There are a few tired old cliches in here ("I used to worry about caring too much. Now I worry about not caring enough.") but on the whole the writing is fresh and original. The more personal stories about the author's flatmates and colleagues add warmth and realism to the day to day grind and bring the story to life. There is a good balance between cynicism and hope and the author is very honest about his doubts and failings.
I wished the author had talked more about why he chose the specialty that he did, and how his house officer year affected his career plans.
Anyone who has been a house officer will be able to relate to this. My favourite part was the description of being so tired from a long day on call and yet not wanting to go to bed because that will just bring the next day around that much quicker - so true!
This book will also be of interest to medical students and to anyone who would like to know more about life as a junior doctor in the NHS. It is accessible and not filled with meaningless jargon.