Hopefully you all know me well enough to know that this is not some MD vs DO thread. I loathe those. Rather this is an amusing little thing i've noticed when I'm out and about at some of the bigger academic centers in NY and surrounding areas (going to be vague for once. haha. i overshare). Whenever I see someone's coat I always see "John Doktor, M.D." or "Jane Physishon, M.D." except the D.O's, who all have "Dr. Jack Healer" and "Dr. Lucy Dok" It cracks me up. The residents generally don't have a say in what their white coats say, so they usually have their degree clearly stitched right into it. But the second they become attendings, I can pick out a MD from a DO from 40 yards away based on the presence of an MD at the end of a Dr at the front. Obviously there is absolutely zero "value judgment" here. I just find it hysterical. Please tell me other people have seen this phenomenon too.