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What do you guys address pharmacists as?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by krebs, Aug 2, 2006.

  1. krebs

    krebs New Member

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    Hey guys I had a question. My friend is a senior at pharm school and was talking about how even though pharmacists have a doctorate in pharmacy they arent usually called Dr. What is your opinion?
     
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    Ah, I usually don't call my pharmacist anything, just ask for me meds, pay 'em and leave.
     
  3. etf

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    i mean, if you have to address a reverend who has an honorary doctorate in theology or something from nowhere tech as "Dr.", i would think that pharmacists would get to have the same privilege...
     
  4. DoctorPardi

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    I usually use first name if I know them. I have never heard someone call a pharmacist Doctor though.

    Also another thing to consider is just recently the PharmD degree became prominent. So most practicing pharmacists do not have PharmD degrees, although I am not certain if the previous pharmacy degree was a "doctorate" or not. My assumption is that it is not, for whatever reason.
     
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  5. jackieMD2007

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    Um, usually the pharmacist at Walgreen's has a nametag on. So I stick with "Steve."
     
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    Depends if they have a PharmD or not...
     
  7. Rafa

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    I prefer the neutral term "md-wannabe". Official, yet endearing.
     
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    :laugh:
     
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    Hrm, i just got my meds a couple of days ago and was wondering the same thing. I just called him by his name tag.
     
  11. Summer Sweet

    Summer Sweet Le chéri, c'est la vie
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    Lol! I go with "excuse me" or "hi there" :D
     
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    I usually adress them as "dude" or "man" :smuggrin:
     
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  13. Haemulon

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    Doesn't have to be an honorary degree, there are hard core PhD programs in Divinity. My hat is off to anyone that can translate like 5 ancient languages!
     
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