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No, if you are referring to a physician, they can have a Ph.D., but usually do not and simply have an appropriate medical degree such as a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) or Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degree. However, the recipient of a Ph.D. is known as a doctor since a Ph.D. is a Doctor of Philosophy degree but is a more research-oriented degree.
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No. Medical doctors in the USA (e.g. physicians) receive the professional training degree of MD or OD (Osteopathic Doctor). In contrast, a PhD is a higher academic degre…e based on philosophy, or research. A PhD does not prescribe medicine. A medical doctor may have a PhD, especially those that perform medical research, but most do not. If an individual has both an MD and a PhD they would list them in that order after their name (PhD listed last as it is the highest degree). A medical doctor holds a Doctor of Medicine diploma. Both Ph.D. and MD are doctorate degrees, so they're equal.
A PhD is just one example of a doctorate. A PhD is a 'generic' doctorate which is earned after 3-5 years of dedicated research and a publishable dissertation. PhD stands fo…r "Doctor of Philosophy" (Philosophy being generally the unknown - regardless of subject). Other doctorates are MD (Medical Doctor), DPH (Doctorate in Public Health), DCS (Doctorate in Computer Science) and many more. In some countries DSc or ScD (Doctor of Science), is a regular doctorate but in other countries it may be a special 'higher degree' that is given to honor many years of outstanding work.
Some people with a PhD degree prefer to be called Dr. So-and-so. Others don't care one way or the other. I would suggest if you are addressing such a person in an academ…ic, clinical, or other professional setting that you use this title unless they ask you to do otherwise. In a personal setting, such a formality is probably not necessary.
I Dont think there is any difference between PHD and Doctorate. A person who has acquired a PHD or Doctorate could be called as a Doctor....
A PhD is a doctorate degree, and takes approximately eight years of schooling beyond high school completion.
The PhD is a doctorate from which many specific programs of study fall. It is the highest level of educational attainment and typically take four years post bachelors degree t…o complete provided the student takes the degree as prescribed by the college or university,
The PhD is a doctorate, thus in formal situations they are addressed as doctor.
Assuming you are referring to a physician, you would need a MD (Doctor of Medicine) degree.
The doctorate is the highest level of educational attainment. There are a number of types of doctorate degrees. Academic and Professional. Some academic Doctorates would incl…ude: The PhD Doctor of Philosophy (gr. - Philos - Love, Sophos - Wisdom) (can be taken in almost any field EdD - doctor of education ScD - doctor of sciencePsyD - doctor of psychology Academic Degrees require advanced graduate research in the specialized field, and the writing of a doctoral dissertation (a published scholarly work) the premise of which is then "defended" before a panel of professors working in the general field of research. Some professional Doctorates would include: Medical doctor (MD)Dentist (DDS), or (DMD)Chiropractor (DC)Podiatrist (DPM)Optometrist (OD)Veterinarian (DVM) Professional doctorates, have their practice regulated by the various States, and require on average four years of graduate study at a specialized professional school, or university, and then from one to five or six years of post-graduate experience in a clinical setting. All the above are doctoral degrees.
A PhD is is considered to be the highest academic degree one can achieve so the PhD is higher.
The answer depends on what 'type' of doctor you are referring to. The short answer is NO, a doctor does not need to have a PhD. Doctors of Philosophy (PhD) are by definiti…on the true "doctors", as the word doctor comes from the latin for teache; they are usually scientists and instructors at universities. Besides these "true" doctors, our society has also used the term doctor to refer to anyone who has completed a doctorate degree in school. Thus, there are many different types of doctors, spanning many fields. Most often we associate the term doctor with certain health care professionals who have completed a doctorate level degree. Some examples of those are: Doctors of Medicine (MD) - use medications and surgery to treat almost anything Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) - in the US they are similar to MDs Doctors of Chiropractors (DC) - use manual therapies to treat the spine and neuromusculoskeletal system Doctors of Dentistry (DDS) - treat problems involving teeth and gums Doctors of Optometry (OD) - deal with issues involving the eyes Doctors of Podiatric Medicine (DPM) - deal with issues involving the feet Doctors of Veteriny Medicine (DVM) - treat animals using medicine or surgery
A doctoral degree is a general degree type from which many specific programs of study fall. Some of those programs may fall under the PhD category, or EdD, DSW, PsyD, which ar…e known as Academic Doctorates. MD, DO, DC, DPM, etc. are "professional doctorates". In the US, Physicians are addressed as "doctor" 24/7, whereas academic doctors are properly addressed as "doctor" only in the academic environment. Addressing a professional as Mr or Miss can be taken as rude. However, this protocol varies depending on the culture in which one lives: In Latin cultures, any profession gets a title; for example, a notary public in Mexico, is introduced as "Notarius" Vasquez, and lawyers as, "Abogado" Lopez. In the UK, Physicians graduate with Bachelors in Medicine, but may be addressed "Dr. so and so", whereas Surgeons lose the title Doctor, and are introduced as Mr. or Miss, etc. in deference to the old tradition from which Surgery arose, i.e., barbers. In Russia, people apparently call Physicians "Dr" when trying to be especially polite and it's not that important, nor rude to address a physician as Mr. or Ms., etc. In Germany, if you are a Physician, and hold an academic and educational title, as, e.g, MD, Phd and Prof, then one is addressed using all of the above, and they sign letters as; "Herr Prof. Dr. Dr. Ernst Klaus".
PhD indicates a doctor of philosophy, by which is meant any of a number of studies ranging from linguistics to musicology. There are many other types of doctorates. MD is one.… LLD is another. The list goes on.
Yes, a Doctor of Philosophy (PHD) is one kind of doctor. There are also doctors of medicine, doctors of jurisprudence (law), and doctors of Chiropractic Medicine among others.…