Max Pemberton: the man behind Trust Me, I’m A (Junior) Doctor
Max Pemberton is a journalist, author, and specialist registrar in psychiatry
- By: Donald Asprey
I was self financing my study, but in the first year I was already running out of money. I was going to have to give up medical school. Then I saw an advert in the Guardian advertising for a medical journalist. I had no experience but it was a last ditch resort. I was amazed when I got the job, summarising morning news. I started at 4 am, finished at 8:30 am, and then I had to run from there to lectures.
I have been quite surprised. I imagined a lot of Daily Telegraph readers middle class and middle aged, but I actually get a lot of letters from younger people, teenagers, and people in their early 20s. I hadn’t expected them to have heard of me. I have been quite surprised about the number of people who have nothing to do with medicine who just buy my books. I