Here he comes again
Medical students and junior doctors often look to learn from one another. Discussing patient cases and topical issues within medicine at home or in hospital are commonplace among trainees. Couple this with gossip about peers and colleagues, and this pretty much sums up time spent at medical school or life as a junior doctor. Max Pemberton’s latest novel The Doctor Will See You Now is meant to provide readers with insight into his average day as a junior doctor. However, he falls short of the mark.
His attempts to shed light on the inner workings of his hospital give readers a rather contrived look at events. Things go swimmingly at the hospital he works at. There’s always time for cake and a chat to nurses—arguably, a rarity in reality.
From the patient whose erection will not go away to his friend getting hit by the consultant she works with, Max’s