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    Re: Calling oneself Dr.... but hasnt even begun the fight.

    I just wrote this letter to ERNEST HOLBROOK, asking him his opinion on this matter which perturbs me somewhat. Believe me ive been a physician x 30 years and I dont need lecturing from anyone about etiquette. Just give this 10 seconds of your time but think about it.
    The bottom line is whats in a name, i get it. for me when it comes to
    the WAR/Battle i went through at UCE in SPM in 1976 calling myself Dr. is a big deal and should be used by those who have earned it.



    i think it is rude, so very premature, cocky, insulting and plain stupid to use the name Dr. as a name in these Forums if you indeed are not AN MD.


    You see the majority of the forum members dont use Dr UNTIL they bust their backs
    like i did you did like we all did to deserve that TITLE.

    i just take serious offense with it
    its my problem
    i tried once to settle it
    and all i got was blamed for making believe I WAS an MD.

    Dont you people studying arduously down there feel offended in the least?
    You are all indeed ( except those graduates ) working very hard in a less than optimal environment to get that title.

    I wouldnt dare refer to myself as DOCTOR until that diploma en medicina
    was in my hands.

    I dont know about you guys and gals but i fought a war down there.
    My closest friend said UCE was worse than being in VIETNAM. 1976

    there should be some etiquette and respect paid to those who have made it or striving hard to make it.
    Stop calling yourselves Doctors if youre not one.

    This whole VALUE MD is about qualifying and getting to that stage where you get that right. Not when youre in HIGH SCHOOL asking for advice!!!!!!

    ill go have another GUINNESS.......


    hope you are all well. LIFE IS A JOKE. UCE was a joke but i laughed
    the hardest when i graduated.

    good luck to you all
    god bless you all



    glenn losack yes with an MD..............

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swamifez View Post
    Going to med school in the slums can not and should not be compared to warfare anytime: going to see someone's head shot to your self in the right and left, most of your friends not surviving, innocent children and families dying for they were though as the enemies, then going through the post traumatic stress you would potentially face for the entirety of your mortal life were experienced in and after med school for you-something new I guess?
    The Dominican Republic is not the Slums as you quoted. And if that is your personal opinion, then there is still no need to insult the millions of individuals that call the DR home.

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    J1069916, before you post a comment with absolute negligence again, please read the context and the reply I wrote that statement based on. I did not once address the DR as slums and wrote an indirect statement based on another negligible statement, as a future doc, you will need analytical and reading comprehension skills if you want to succeed, please start working on them! I also for one have visited Santo Domingo, love the people and the culture and do not in any regard ever want to insult any ethnic group, but I will insult individuals who can not read.

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    First off Swamifez, you in fact did call the area in which UCE is located a slum, so deducing from that contextual statement you do find yourself talking about the Dominican Republic. Yes, it is important to know how to read, but even more importantly how to reiterate an idea, and know what you have written, IT'S CALLED PROOF READING.

    LOSACK, May you have a wonderful time in India, I personally have participated in various humanitarian medical missions in Honduras, and they were life changing, they reaffirmed my desire to become a physician. I hope you touch many lives, and you use your knowledge in the way it was made to be used, Like Hippocrates said "Whatever houses I may visit, I will come for the benefit of the sick". That will be my motto, after I go through hell and back in medical school.

    And yes, once I have done the Journey, you will see my user name change,to A.BushMD haha

    Godspeed
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    Swamifez, my mistake. I must have imagined the comparison to the slums.

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    sorry for the disrespect

    first let me apologize to all of the talented physicians out there, it was not my intention to tarnish the meaning of the word Doctor,
    i actually didn't even notice what i was doing i mostly did it because i am a Dominican Republic combat medic not a "DR"
    i am used to being called doc by 200 infantry soldiers and Doctor by many Iraqi nationals that it became second nature to me
    though i haven't yet earned the right to be call DR. i do believe that i earned the right to be called "DOC"
    24 months in iraq and you hear someone scream DOC how many of you physicians would run "towards" the bullets and explosions

    but once again i do apologize for the disrespect

    does anyone know how i can change my user name without starting a new account

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    im allergic to bullets and bleeding in general...as a former green side corpsman when i was young sure thing..now days the job of running to the bullets is better left to those who are young and still run..

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    Honoring Dr. John Pryor - St. George’s University - Caribbean Medical & Veterinary School

    he did.. there are also 2 auc gards in our alumni pages that are over there now as first line flight surgeons...so there are those who would. i would do it if i beleived in what we were doing
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    It's so great to see that someone shares my biggest pet peave at UNIBE! But you know... it should also serve as a compliment to have that many people want what you have Dr. Loseck. Many would give so much just to come close to having that, and that is a compliment and a source of joy for those that do hold the title with pride.
    My parents both graduated from UCE in 1976. I respect this profession more than anything in the world. Proud to see many still protect it's integrity!

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    I have never taken offense by any of the nicknames/handles used on these forums. Firstly, there are bigger fish to fry and I don't have that much free time.

    Although personally I never called myself Dr before graduation, the internet didn't exist either. I don't take offense or see an injustice to humanity if students, aspiring doctors choose an internet handle with doc, or Dr. I see it as part of their idealism, their dreams, their goals and hopes.

    How about the taxi drivers that have passed all components of USMLE but cannot as of yet get a residency? What about internationally renowned physicians living abroad?

    Phd's have doctorates also. In latin america every notary goes by Dr.. California if I am correct tries to make it illegal for Phd's to call themselves Dr. Perhaps as part of the allopathic lobby/ego's. Funny cause it is the same state that was found guilty in a court of law of systematically trying to eliminate the entire profession of osteopathy.
    California also makes it a crime to call oneself MD/Dr even if they are licensed in all other 49 states. A non CA licensed doctor can practice medicine in a VA or military hospital without a CA license. Does this mean that if he/she outside the federal institution, say at a party gives out a business card that says MD, they have committed a crime?

    There is a forum participant that goes by the handle "booger eater" Perhaps we should ban him until we can confirm that he does indeed eat "boogers" ????

    Julius Erving would have needed an attorney every time the sixers played the lakers at LA.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DR. combat medic View Post
    first let me apologize to all of the talented physicians out there, it was not my intention to tarnish the meaning of the word Doctor,
    i actually didn't even notice what i was doing i mostly did it because i am a Dominican Republic combat medic not a "DR"
    i am used to being called doc by 200 infantry soldiers and Doctor by many Iraqi nationals that it became second nature to me
    though i haven't yet earned the right to be call DR. i do believe that i earned the right to be called "DOC"
    24 months in iraq and you hear someone scream DOC how many of you physicians would run "towards" the bullets and explosions

    but once again i do apologize for the disrespect

    does anyone know how i can change my user name without starting a new account
    I have been a US licensed ER physician for nearly 2 decades. If I were on or near the Iraq battlefield arena with you it would be my honor and pleasure to call you the nickname "doc"
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    take this soul. and make it sane, sane

    what no man can own..... only God can take
    take this heart, take this heart. take this heart

    and let it break

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