History Main / NotThatKindOfDoctor

24th Aug '16 1:48:39 PM wheelofdawn
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* Dr. Kinesis from, ''{{Webcomic/EvilPlan}}'', ignoring the fact that Dr. Kinesis is a supervillain title, Stanley's formal education slants towards computer science.

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* Dr. Kinesis from, ''{{Webcomic/EvilPlan}}'', ''Webcomic/EvilPlan'', ignoring the fact that Dr. Kinesis is a supervillain title, Stanley's formal education slants towards computer science.
24th Aug '16 1:47:28 PM wheelofdawn
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* Dr. Kinesis from, ''{{Webcomic/EvilPlan}}'', ignoring the fact that Dr. Kinesis is a supervillain title, Stanley's formal education slants towards computer science.
18th Aug '16 11:38:46 PM foxley
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** Happens with Allison in "Remembrance of the Daleks":
-->"Is he all right?"\\
"No idea—I'm a physicist."



* 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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* To Catch A Killer ''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.
31st Jul '16 4:43:04 AM CynicalBastardo
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* Ross Gellar from ''Series/{{Friends}}'' has a [=PhD=] in paelentology. When he refers to himself as "Dr. Ross Gellar" in a hospital, Rachel tells him not to, as the title actually means something in a hospital.
25th Jul '16 12:25:23 PM SomberCaelifera
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** In the classic series, the Rani, a fellow timelord and former classmate, mentions his qualifications in ''thermodynamics'', indicating that he was initially a ''physicist'', not a physician, but then he went traveling the Universe for centuries with the explicit purpose to learn and explore. By the New Series, this has made him an OmnidisciplinaryScientist.

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** In the classic series, the Rani, a fellow timelord Time Lord and former classmate, mentions his qualifications in ''thermodynamics'', indicating that he was initially a ''physicist'', not a physician, but then he went traveling the Universe for centuries with the explicit purpose to learn and explore. By the New Series, this has made him an OmnidisciplinaryScientist.
25th Jul '16 7:26:00 AM DaveE
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* Dr. Hunter S. Thompson received an honorary doctorate from the Universal Life Church in the late sixties. Not sure what for, but he liked calling himself a "doctor of journalism" and having people referring to him as such.

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* Dr. Hunter S. Thompson received an honorary doctorate from the Universal Life Church in the late sixties. Not sure what for, sixties and eventually started insisting on people acknowledging him as such. The ULC issues doctorates in divinity, but he Thompson's character/alter-ego Raoul Duke liked calling himself a "doctor of journalism" and having people referring to him as such.journalism".


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*** The Universal Life Church will issue a DD to anyone with the required cash (around 20-30 dollars at time of writing). You can also get a doctorate in metaphysics. A lot of people have benefitted from this in order to officiate weddings.
9th Jul '16 5:03:44 AM JackG
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* Inverted with [[Film/TheIncredibleHulk Dr. Bruce Banner]] in Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse, as while he's a physicist, he is seen practicing medicine in the slums of Calcutta at the start of ''Film/TheAvengers2012''. However, TheStinger for ''Film/IronMan3'' has [[spoiler:Bruce say the line verbatim to Tony Stark, who has been telling the entire story of the movie to him as if Bruce were his psychotherapist.]]

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* Inverted with [[Film/TheIncredibleHulk Dr. Bruce Banner]] in Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse, as while he's a physicist, he is seen practicing medicine in the slums of Calcutta at the start of ''Film/TheAvengers2012''. However, TheStinger for ''Film/IronMan3'' has [[spoiler:Bruce Bruce say the line verbatim to Tony Stark, who has been telling the entire story of the movie to him as if Bruce were his psychotherapist.]]psychotherapist. Bruce however has fallen asleep and missed the whole thing. Bruce gives this trope, but then Stark starts to ramble on about his Freudian issues.
4th Jul '16 9:04:40 AM Tightwire
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This trope stems from a modern convention: in the past, "Doctor" had a purely academic connotation -- the word itself derives from the Latin ''doctor'', meaning "teacher", meaning that scholar is licenced to lecture at a university. Later, the meaning of the word ''Doctor'' narrowed down to mean that the holder has a doctorate degree: M.D. = ''Medicinæ Doctor'' (Doctor of Medicine), or [=Ph.D.=] = ''Philosophiæ Doctor'' (Doctor of Philosophy) At some point, the word (in English, at least) began to shift from being the title of a learned person/a person with a doctorate to meaning the same as "physician". Originally, the M.D. was a doctorate in medicine, but in some places, like the US and Canada, it became the first professional degree. (In the UK and Ireland bachelor of medicine & surgery -- primarily abbreviated as MB [=ChB=], though it can vary depending on university -- are the first ''undergraduate'' degrees; holders are addressed as "Doctor" regardless. Meanwhile, surgeons -- which require a graduate degree, equivalent to a North American MD in length of education -- are only addressed as Mr, Mrs, Miss, or Ms in a form of reverse snobbery.)[[note]]Historically, being a doctor (the equivalent to GP today) was considered a more upper-class and gentlemanly career than surgery, as they do not have to get their hands dirty. Most surgeons were simply working-class barbers. This was in fact the origin of the iconic barber's pole, which [[OlderThanTheyThink dates back to medieval times]]; the red stripe represents bloody bandages, with the blue stripe being a much more recent addition that began in the United States (due to the national colors) and has spread from there. However when the modern era rolled around and surgery become a more specialized and prestigious line of work than ''mere'' doctoring, the surgeons refused the title of Doctor as a sort of passive-aggressive middle-finger to the snobs who denied them the title 300-ish years previously.[[/note]] It is easy to see how the term "doctor" was slowly divorced from its academic roots. This has gone so far that it is common for it to be thought that "real" doctors are physicians... which brings us to this trope. And MDEnvy to boot.

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This trope stems from a modern convention: in the past, "Doctor" had a purely academic connotation -- the word itself derives from the Latin ''doctor'', meaning "teacher", meaning that scholar is licenced to lecture at a university.university - about the subject they have a Doctorate in. Later, the meaning of the word ''Doctor'' narrowed down to mean that the holder has a doctorate degree: M.D. = ''Medicinæ Doctor'' (Doctor of Medicine), or [=Ph.D.=] = ''Philosophiæ Doctor'' (Doctor of Philosophy) At some point, the word (in English, at least) began to shift from being the title of a learned person/a person with a doctorate to meaning the same as "physician". Originally, the M.D. was a doctorate in medicine, but in some places, like the US and Canada, it became the first professional degree. (In the UK and Ireland bachelor of medicine & surgery -- primarily abbreviated as MB [=ChB=], though it can vary depending on university -- are the first ''undergraduate'' degrees; holders are addressed as "Doctor" regardless. Meanwhile, surgeons -- which require a graduate degree, equivalent to a North American MD in length of education -- are only addressed as Mr, Mrs, Miss, or Ms in a form of reverse snobbery.)[[note]]Historically, being a doctor (the equivalent to GP today) was considered a more upper-class and gentlemanly career than surgery, as they do not have to get their hands dirty. Most surgeons were simply working-class barbers. This was in fact the origin of the iconic barber's pole, which [[OlderThanTheyThink dates back to medieval times]]; the red stripe represents bloody bandages, with the blue stripe being a much more recent addition that began in the United States (due to the national colors) and has spread from there. However when the modern era rolled around and surgery become a more specialized and prestigious line of work than ''mere'' doctoring, the surgeons refused the title of Doctor as a sort of passive-aggressive middle-finger to the snobs who denied them the title 300-ish years previously.[[/note]] It is easy to see how the term "doctor" was slowly divorced from its academic roots. This has gone so far that it is common for it to be thought that "real" doctors are physicians... which brings us to this trope. And MDEnvy to boot.
21st Jun '16 1:26:34 AM gewunomox
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* DrPepper ran an ad campaign where "Doctors" said the drink was good for you called "Trust Me, I'm a Doctor", said doctors included DrDre and [[{{Kiss}} Dr. Love]]

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* DrPepper ran an ad campaign where "Doctors" said the drink was good for you called "Trust Me, I'm a Doctor", said doctors included DrDre Music/DrDre and [[{{Kiss}} [[Music/{{KISS}} Dr. Love]]Love]].
11th Jun '16 3:05:22 PM Tightwire
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* On Roleplay site [[http://transformersgalaxyrp.freeforums.net/ Transformers Galaxy]], Chief of Medicine Kick-Start zig-zags this with MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate. She's an EvilGenius, a MadScientist ''and'' a MadDoctor, and she's even got a Doctorate, but... not quite as official as her patients would like it to be.

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* On Roleplay site [[http://transformersgalaxyrp.freeforums.net/ Transformers Galaxy]], Chief of Medicine Kick-Start zig-zags this with MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate.this. She's an EvilGenius, a MadScientist ''and'' a MadDoctor, and she's even got a Doctorate, but... not quite as official as her patients would like it to be.


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** While the Fine Arts degree can be an honorary degree, it is revealed that Kick-Start did technically earn hers, and was 'only' denied her degree in medicine because of an issue with her morals and ethics, turning it into a MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate as well.
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