History Main / NotThatKindOfDoctor

20th Nov '17 10:08:35 AM Jgamer
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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 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. 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.

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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 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. 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. ''Film/ThorRagnarok'' does confirm that he has [[OmnidisciplinaryScientist seven Ph.D's]], but unfortunately for him, none of them are for driving alien spaceships.
27th Oct '17 8:45:39 AM AgProv
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* Former porn star Sharon Mitchell used her savings from nearly thirty years in the business to put herself through college and get a doctorate. Laudably, she had recognised that people working in the porn industry are at higher risk of contracting diseases, and that one performer with an STD who carries on working and doesn't declare it can infect a MASSIVE number of people.She also knew that younger porn performers are likely to be very ignorant of the risks and implications of the business, and that their employers can profit by keeping them ignorant. So she set up the Sharon Mitchell Foundation as a means of bringing practical advice, sexual education and practical, affordable (or free) medical treatment for people working in the sex industry. All very laudable, and a lot of people were impressed enough by Doctor Mitchell's personal achievement to donate generously to the charitable foundation. But... everyone meeting an engaging, personable and likeable woman with a lot of drive and energy to do good, simply ''assumed'' she'd trained as a medical doctor at an accredited college. Sharon never contradicted this impression. A lot of dissillusionment set in when it was discovered her doctorate was in social services and it was from a college which, while not exactly a degree mill, wasn't all that prestigious either. The Sharon Mitchell Foundation is now bankrupt and Sharon herself has returned to the business as a "mature performer".

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* Former porn star Sharon Mitchell used her savings from nearly thirty years in the business to put herself through college and get a doctorate. Laudably, she had recognised that people working in the porn industry are at higher risk of contracting diseases, and that one performer with an STD who carries on working and doesn't declare it can infect a MASSIVE number of people.She also knew that younger porn performers are likely to be very ignorant of the risks and implications of the business, and that their employers can profit by keeping them ignorant. So she set up the Sharon Mitchell Foundation as a means of bringing practical advice, sexual education and practical, affordable (or free) medical treatment for people working in the sex industry. All very laudable, and a lot of people were impressed enough by Doctor Mitchell's personal achievement to donate generously to the charitable foundation. But... everyone meeting an engaging, personable and likeable woman with a lot of drive and energy to do good, simply ''assumed'' she'd trained as a medical doctor at an accredited college. Sharon never contradicted this impression. [[note]]Loits of publicity pictures and vidoes concerning the foundation she established show Sharon looking very professional - in a doctor's white labcoat. This didn't help either.[[/note]] A lot of dissillusionment set in when it was discovered her doctorate was in social services and it was from a college which, while not exactly a degree mill, wasn't all that prestigious either. The Sharon Mitchell Foundation Foundation, the AIMHCF, is now bankrupt bankrupt[[note]]After a lawsuit concerning the security breach in which its confidential files were stolen and placed online[[/note]], and Sharon herself has returned to the business as a "mature performer".
18th Oct '17 4:12:53 PM Discar
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-->'''Mick:''' You can fix me!\\

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-->'''Mick:''' --->'''Mick:''' You can fix me!\\



'''Stein:''' Of ''nuclear physics.''

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'''Stein:''' Of ''nuclear physics.''''\\
''[later, Jax and Sara find Stein about to cut Mick's skull open]''\\
'''Sara:''' What are you doing?\\
'''Stein:''' Brain surgery! What does it look like?\\
''[[[UnusuallyUninterestingSight Jax and Sara shrug and leave]]]''
10th Sep '17 9:03:29 AM nombretomado
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* The CSIVerse has two ex-doctors. ''Series/{{CSI}}'' had Dr. Ray Langston and ''Series/{{CSINY}}'' has Dr. Sheldon Hawkes. Both have ended up giving emergency care a time or two. Hawkes even helps with a bicycle first aid team in the park. Of course, the medical examiners (Robbins, Hammerbeck) are also doctors, but don't practice medicine.

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* The CSIVerse Series/CSIVerse has two ex-doctors. ''Series/{{CSI}}'' had Dr. Ray Langston and ''Series/{{CSINY}}'' has Dr. Sheldon Hawkes. Both have ended up giving emergency care a time or two. Hawkes even helps with a bicycle first aid team in the park. Of course, the medical examiners (Robbins, Hammerbeck) are also doctors, but don't practice medicine.
1st Sep '17 4:04:40 PM nombretomado
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* [[AllTheLittleGermanies Field Marshal Blücher]] was given an honorary doctorate (in law) by Oxford University. But then his work ''did'' [[BlackComedy contribute to medical science]]. And to law, although more about about which law applied where rather than what that law actually says.

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* [[AllTheLittleGermanies [[UsefulNotes/AllTheLittleGermanies Field Marshal Blücher]] was given an honorary doctorate (in law) by Oxford University. But then his work ''did'' [[BlackComedy contribute to medical science]]. And to law, although more about about which law applied where rather than what that law actually says.
30th Jul '17 10:00:16 AM ddyingle
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** The [[Film/DoctorStrange2016 movie version]] actually have multiple [=PhD=] and MD degrees.
13th Jul '17 1:46:07 PM Prometheus117
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* ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'': Ratchet is the medic of the Autobots and very knowledgeable about biology and medicine...but only Cybertronian-based, which is a far cry from human biology and medicine. Part of it has to do with the fact he never thought he'd ''need'' to know it, as the Autobots were hiding on Earth from the majority of the population [[NobleBigot and he himself isn't really a big fan]]. This almost comes back to bite him when Raf, a human who has become friends with the Autobots and a part of the team, ends up getting dangerously sick thanks to exposure to Dark Energon and he has no idea how to help him, and the day is only saved by Jack's mother, who is a nurse.
9th Jul '17 5:40:53 AM nighttrainfm
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* [[PowerRangers Tommy Oliver]] picked up a doctorate in palaeontology at some point between ''Turbo'' and ''Dino Thunder''. Parodied a couple of seasons later.

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* [[PowerRangers [[Franchise/PowerRangers Tommy Oliver]] picked up a doctorate in palaeontology at some point between ''Turbo'' and ''Dino Thunder''. Parodied a couple of seasons later.
5th Jul '17 10:43:59 PM bfunc
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* Anaflex had a recurring joke where people ask "if inflammation does not go away, does pain return?" to doctors in many varied circumstances. One of them was a graduated receiving his diploma, and interrupting the ceremony to answer the cell phone call. "Sorry, I'm a lawyer"

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* Anaflex had a recurring joke where people ask "if inflammation does not go away, does pain return?" to doctors in many varied circumstances. One of them was a graduated receiving his diploma, and interrupting the ceremony to answer the cell phone call. "Sorry, I'm a lawyer"lawyer."[[note]]In the US, the first professional degree for lawyers is the JD or Juris Doctor. It's a fairly recent (20th century) name change; prior to that the degree requiring the exact same coursework was the Bachelor of Law or LLB degree.[[/note]]
5th Jul '17 10:25:25 PM bfunc
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** It seems a little odd for Black Canary to think this, since in the DC Universe it may be true for super''villains'', but most superheroes who use the "Dr" title ''are'' physicians. Dr Manhattan is NotThatKindOfDoctor (doctorate in physics), but he's explicitly not part of the mainstream DC Universe and Black Canary shouldn't know about him. Dr Fate ''used to be'' NotThatKindOfDoctor (doctorate in archaeology/Egyptology), but ended up becoming a physician anyway. Dr Light (the heroic female version, not Arthur Light) ''used to be'' NotThatKindOfDoctor (doctorate in astronomy), but has also since become a physician.
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