Hi everyone. I'm a Pharmacy student from the European Union (EU/Portugal). In Portugal the equivalent of the American PharmD program is a 5 year long Master of Pharmacy program (it was 6 years long before the uniformities in European Union's higher education network), being the last semester/period comprised of a (curricular) training period in community and hospital pharmacy. After graduation, to practice as a pharmacist, a registration in the profession's national regulatory body (called "Order of Pharmacists") is necessary and an admission exam may be requested. In most EU countries there are no retail pharmacy chains (an exception being for instance the United Kingdom). Instead, pharmacies are often small business units frequently owned by a pharmacist which simultaneously owns the pharmacy and is its responsible pharmacist. In countries such as France, Italy, Spain or Germany, amongst others, by law pharmacies can only be owned by licensed pharmacists. Also, here pharmacists are formally called Dr [Pharmacist] (this happens in most EU countries, an exception being again the United Kingdom, as far as I know). As such, the fact that in most "anglo-saxon" countries only physicians and PhDs get called Dr has really been intriguing me. Am I wrong or nowadays PharmDs in the United States also get called Dr such as a physician gets? If not, why? Is it cultural?