Professor X wrote:
Steel Nation wrote:
Who should be able to call themselves Dr.?
If you didn’t graduate from medical school and pass all of your board exams, stop using Dr. before your name in anything other than a professional setting. People guilty of this: chiropractors, PhDs, dentists, podiatrists, Dr. Phil (PhD), Dr. Ruth (PhD), etc.
Yeah, because Dental school is so easy that ANYONE can do it. Is this thread even serious? I have surgically removed 4 teeth today all requiring sutures and prescriptions for narcotics. How dumb would you have to be to think that does NOT equal being a doctor?
If you’re at a friends house or a social event and you introduce yourself do you use your first name or Dr X ?
Using Dr. outside of the office just seems unnecessary to me.[/quote]
You must have posted this before my second post.
Most people either call me “X”, “Doc” or “swoles”. I do not usually introduce myself as “doctor” outside of work and I don’t know any MD’s who do either aside from guys like Dr. Red Duke who are famous and know by their whole name and title everywhere.