This Is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor

by Adam Kay

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This Is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor

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  • Being A Doctor Isn't Glamorous

    Though doctors are often thought of as being rich and highly respected individuals that reality is far from glamorous. Many factors go into a doctor's working hours that deplete their bank account (student loans for med school), deplete their emotional well-being (loss of a patient), and deplete the

  • People do not become doctors for selfish reasons. It is too tough and thankless of a job for that.

    The relationship you have with your doctor is a unique one. There is so much that they first have to know about you, intimate details that you might never share with anyone else in your life before they can even start treating you. They may save your life or help bring new life into the world. Mos

  • Although being a doctor is a noble profession, the compensation for it does not always add up.

    For the author, working under the NHS meant that he was frequently underpaid and overworked. Gaining experience and seniority did not come with significant salary increases. Instead, you are expected to shoulder ever more responsibility, handle the more challenging issues, and be the one who gets re

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