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Discussion in 'Step II' started by MDgonnabe, Oct 2, 2005.

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  1. MDgonnabe

    MDgonnabe your royal travesty

    May 26, 2001
    in the state of insanity
    SDN 7+ Year Member

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    are we to call ourselves "doctors?"

    i ask because my med school's osce made a very big deal about not impersonating a doctor while you're still a medical student.
  2. Smurfette

    Smurfette smurfalicious Administrator SDN Senior Moderator

    Jun 6, 2001
    Attending Physician
    Physician SDN 10+ Year Member
    They will snidely call you doctor all day.

    I personally introduced myself by first and last name throughout the whole day, b/c my school also strongly emphasized the importance of not misleading the patient. It doesn't matter as long as you introduce yourself in some way. However, the proctors and patients are trained to call you "doctor".
  3. ExtraCrispy

    ExtraCrispy Funky chicken

    Aug 3, 2005
    Rockin the henhouse
    SDN 7+ Year Member
    I introduced myself as exactly what I am. Proctors and patients called me "doctor" throughout the day, but then again this also happens in the hospital setting. It didn't feel right to introduce myself as "doctor" when I wouldn't be taking the darn exam if I had my MD (considering I'll be a US grad).

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