ⓘ Doctor (title)
Doctor is an academic degree, awarded by a university or similar institution. "Doctor" is used to refer to a person with a doctorate.
To obtain the degree, people need to pass a special exam, called a doctorate, or by writing a thesis. The requirements vary according to the subject-matter. A doctorate is usually regarded as a higher degree than a bachelors degree such as B.A. or B.Sc
People who have a doctors degree may use the title "doctor", though in practice it is often used only by medical doctors. Medical doctors examine, diagnose and treat patients. They can specialize in a number of medical areas, such as pediatrics, anesthesiology or cardiology, or they can work as general practice physicians. Becoming a medical doctor requires a doctoral degree in medicine and participating in clinical training. Medical doctors need a licence, and certification may also be required for many specialists.
- Surgeon, a doctor who performs surgery is in the UK not called "doctor", because the legal qualification is MRCS: Member of the Royal College of Surgeons, and because the profession had a different origin.
- Medical doctor or Doctor of Medicine, a person who practices medicine. Degrees vary: M.D. is common in the United States; MRCP is common in the UK, and they are addressed as "doctor" whatever the degree.
- Juris Doctor or Doctor of Law
- Doctor of Philosophy a general degree for any subject which offers a doctorate for research and presentation of a thesis.
- Universities may award doctorates to people who have done a lot in their fields of study: these are called honorary doctorates. There is no set rule for this. Very often, these are abbreviated "Doctor h.c." for "honoris causa".
- Doctor could refer to: Doctor title someone who has a doctorate. This can include: Medical doctor Doctor Doctor Who a fictional character in the
- okay to call the Doctor Doctor Who but there is no mistake. The character was named Doctor Who in the titles until the Fifth Doctor and after the 2005
- in a number of audio plays with former Doctor companion Leela played by Louise Jameson under the umbrella title of Gallifrey. The series ends on a cliffhanger
- Doctor of the Church from Latin docere, to teach is a title used in some Christian churches. It is given to people who are recognized as having been
- television series Doctor Who. He was played by Arthur Darvill. Rory was first seen at the start of the 5th series. He joined the Eleventh Doctor Matt Smith
- series Doctor Who. The series starred Elisabeth Sladen as the journalist Sarah Jane Smith, who was a companion of the Third and Fourth Doctor in the classic
- best known for playing the role of the Third Doctor on Doctor Who from 1970 to 1974 and also the title scarecrow in the television children s comedy
- Ola Orekunrin born 1986 1987 is a Nigerian - British doctor and entrepreneur. Orekunrin was raised by foster parents in Lowestoft. She started studying
- are toxic to the body s cells. There are many types of chemotherapy. and doctors chose the medication that will treat each types of cancer in the best way
- Oswald von Wolkenstein Lee Harvey Oswald Pelswick Oswald the Third Oswald of Northumbria Clara Oswald, a character from the British series Doctor Who
- actor. He is best known as the eleventh form of the Doctor on the British television series Doctor Who. He received a BAFTA Award nomination for the role
- trained to give care to people who are sick or injured. Nurses work with doctors and other health care workers to make patients well and to keep them fit
- job title Emergency Medical Technicians or Emergency Care Assistants do similar work but have less training. Some ambulances also have doctors and