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14th Apr '18 9:10:10 AM nighttrainfm
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* ''Series/Runaways2018'': after Victor Stein is shot, the rest of PRIDE insist the Yorkses perform emergency surgery on him...despite them being ''bioengineers.''

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* ''Series/Runaways2018'': ''Series/Runaways2017'': after Victor Stein is shot, the rest of PRIDE insist the Yorkses perform emergency surgery on him...despite them being ''bioengineers.''
11th Apr '18 8:17:43 AM nighttrainfm
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* In ''Series/Runaways2018'', after Victor Stein is shot the rest of PRIDE insist the Yorkses perform emergency surgery on him...despite them being ''bioengineers.''

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* In ''Series/Runaways2018'', ''Series/Runaways2018'': after Victor Stein is shot shot, the rest of PRIDE insist the Yorkses perform emergency surgery on him...despite them being ''bioengineers.''
11th Apr '18 8:13:58 AM nighttrainfm
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* In ''Series/Runaways2018'', after Victor Stein is shot the rest of PRIDE insist the Yorkses perform emergency surgery on him...despite them being ''bioengineers.''
-->'''Dale:''' You do realize we're not doctors?\\
'''Stacey:''' Well, not surgeons.\\
'''Catherine:''' You went to medical school.\\
'''Stacey:''' Yeah, in the Nineties.
11th Apr '18 8:11:17 AM nighttrainfm
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* ''Series/{{Lucifer}}''. Dr Linda Martin is a licensed M.D. as a requirement to be a practicing psychiatrist but she doesn't actually practice medicine. Her last real medical experience was her medical education years ago. In spite of this, Lucifer and the others keep coming to her because she's the only doctor they know.

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* ''Series/{{Lucifer}}''.''Series/{{Lucifer 2016}}''. Dr Linda Martin is a licensed M.D. as a requirement to be a practicing psychiatrist but she doesn't actually practice medicine. Her last real medical experience was her medical education years ago. In spite of this, Lucifer and the others keep coming to her because she's the only doctor they know.
25th Mar '18 11:14:44 PM JoeMerl
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* In ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty,'' Beth is a horse doctor. In one episode, she and Jerry hit a deer, and when she expresses a wish that she had the equipment to try and save its life, he tries to comfort her by saying that, since she deals with horses, there was nothing that she could do anyway. Beth, naturally, takes that as an insult and spends the rest of the episode ''angrily'' determined to save the deer.



* Another old joke: An attractive woman ricks her ankle while aboard a cruise ship, and the announcement goes out: "Is there a doctor on board?". A Doctor of Philosophy rushes to her cabin, only to find that a Doctor of Divinity has beaten him to it.

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* Another old joke: An attractive woman ricks her ankle while aboard a cruise ship, and the announcement goes out: "Is there a doctor on board?". board?" A Doctor of Philosophy rushes to her cabin, only to find that a Doctor of Divinity has beaten him to it.
5th Mar '18 12:07:30 PM matthewvzrussell
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* In ''Series/TheSopranos'' episode "Marco Polo," a revered (and rather snooty) erudite named Dr. Russ Fegoli attends the 75th birthday of Carmella’s father Hugh. Tony, upon meeting him:
--> '''Tony:''' A doctor in the house, huh? That’s good ‘cause someone usually goes down at these things.
--> '''Mary (Carm's mom):''' He’s just joking!
--> '''Fegoli:''' Unfortunately, my doctorate is in International Affairs.
--> '''Tony:''' So your a doctor like Kissinger’s a doctor?
--> '''Fegoli:''' Yes.
17th Feb '18 6:05:57 AM JackG
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* ''Series/{{Lucifer}}''. Linda is a psychiatrist, which doesn't stop demon Maze for ringing her for advise when a bounty gets shot.

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* ''Series/{{Lucifer}}''. Dr Linda Martin is a psychiatrist, which licensed M.D. as a requirement to be a practicing psychiatrist but she doesn't stop demon Maze for ringing actually practice medicine. Her last real medical experience was her for advise when a bounty gets shot.medical education years ago. In spite of this, Lucifer and the others keep coming to her because she's the only doctor they know.
17th Feb '18 6:02:51 AM JackG
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* ''Series/ToCatchAKiller'' (1992) reminds us that this trope applies to the legal profession too. The police are searching the apartment of [[SerialKiller John Wayne Gacy]] and want to confiscate something for evidence.

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* ''Series/ToCatchAKiller'' The telemovie ''To Catch A Killer'' (1992) reminds us that this trope applies to the legal profession too. The police are searching the apartment of [[SerialKiller John Wayne Gacy]] and want to confiscate something for evidence.


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* ''Series/{{Lucifer}}''. Linda is a psychiatrist, which doesn't stop demon Maze for ringing her for advise when a bounty gets shot.
-->'''Maze:''' How do I keep this human from dying?\\
'''Linda:''' [[CaptainObvious Take him to a hospital, that's how!]] How many times do I have to tell you I'm not that kind of doctor?
13th Feb '18 1:32:47 PM DesertDragon
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* Invoked in ''Series/{{Glee}}'' when [[AlphaBitch Santana]] and Brittany go to Carl's office for a "cleaning" (read: to get high off anesthesia). When Carl questions this, Santana, being Santana, scoffs and says her father is a ''real'' doctor and not a "tooth doctor", and that her medical insurance covers basically whatever she wants. Tropers are advised ''[[FandomBerserkButton not]]'' to speak to actual dentists this way.
13th Feb '18 1:22:34 PM DesertDragon
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Note that this trope holds water only in certain languages, such as English; other languages were smart enough to create different words to distinguish between [=MDs=] and [=PhDs=]. An example would be Chinese, where the medical professionals are addressed as ''[Surname] yīshēng'' while academics get ''[Surname] bóshì''. In languages that don't have the distinction, the use of "Doctor" by non-[=MDs=] varies with culture: in English-speaking cultures it is often considered pretentious or deceptive for people with non-medical doctorates to use the title "Doctor" outside an academic context, however in, for example, Germany and Italy, it is almost always used.

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Note that this trope holds water only in certain languages, such as English; other languages were smart enough to create different words to distinguish between [=MDs=] and [=PhDs=]. An example would be Chinese, where the medical professionals are addressed as ''[Surname] yīshēng'' while academics get ''[Surname] bóshì''. In languages that don't have the distinction, the use of "Doctor" by non-[=MDs=] varies with culture: in English-speaking cultures it is often considered pretentious or deceptive for people with non-medical doctorates to use the title "Doctor" outside an academic context, however in, for example, but in some countries like Germany and Italy, it is almost always used.
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