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You're going to decide your specialty based on the answer to this question, aren't you?
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Are they not 'Mr'....but 'Mr' tht's higher than the normal guy 'Mr' and above 'Dr', like a surgeon.
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Are they not 'Mr'....but 'Mr' tht's higher than the normal guy 'Mr' and above 'Dr', like a surgeon.
:no: :no: :no: :no:

Surgeons are called Mr because they wanted to break away from barber-surgeons! They are certainly not above those with the title "Dr" - such as Physicians and Anaesthetists!!
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Medics aren't proper doctors in this country anyway. (unless they happen to do their MD or PhD)
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Of course anaesthetists get the title Dr - they do do the MBBS you know.
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:no: :no: :no: :no:

Surgeons are called Mr because they wanted to break away from barber-surgeons! They are certainly not above those with the title "Dr" - such as Physicians and Anaesthetists!!
I didn't know that. I thought you still called your physician Mr...
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Just do a doctorate in it. You get the title technically. or you're at least a doctor of... something. :P
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If anything a "Mr" surgeon is below a "Dr" physician (though it doesn't stop me aspiring to be one).

And of course anaesthetists are doctors, this isn't the States you know, where just about anyone (read; nurses) can set themselves up as an anaesthesiologist.
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I think so, I think my grandad was.....He's Dr. on all his letters etc
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Are they not 'Mr'....but 'Mr' tht's higher than the normal guy 'Mr' and above 'Dr', like a surgeon.
:arteries and veins in head popping:

Since when are surgeons above Doctor? Oh wait... they aren't.
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The reason a surgeon has the title Mr is due to the fact that in one day and age you could become a surgeon via an apprenticeship sort of thing where you followed a surgeon watched and learned and therefore not taking a medical degree and earning the title Dr, now of course they do take the degree but keep the title Mr due to tradition.
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Since when are surgeons above Doctor? Oh wait... they aren't.
They just think they are, and when you get a consultant surgeon you get a double whammy of God-complex.
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Not unless he got a PhD.
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They are 'Dr' but because the gasboard are cool, they usually go by first names.
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I dont recall calling my anaesthetist Dr....I called him moses like everyone else. Cool guy.
I assume they do if they follow a medical degree to completion...
Just interested...anaesthetics is a really interesting area.
They are very important in medicine, they are the ones who need to work out how much anesthetic can be given to a patient for an operation or for when they are in pain from anything like post op to chemo. They are very much in demand I hear right now, but when they are on call they don't seem to do anything, as in they don't socialise or go too far from the hospital (this is the ones I know) cos they basically have to get to the hospital immediately if they are told to come which could be likely as accidents can happen at any time. But yes ofcourse they are doctors, ananesthesia is a SPECIALISATION of medicine. I dunno about the doctor/mister title though, I assume because they don't perform surgery itself, they are called "Doctor"
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I always thought a surgeon was allowed to call himself Mr if he passed his FRCS.

Yes
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fellows...ge_of_Surgeons
Holders of FRCS (and the new, but not old, Membership - MRCS) qualifications often choose to relinquish their title of "Doctor", reverting to "Mr", "Mrs" or "Miss". This is a relic from times past when surgeons did not attend medical school and were simply skilled tradesmen, amputating limbs or removing bladder stones, and learning their skills through apprenticeship.
A thing you pick up if your dad's a doctor.

An anaesthesiologist's title should be Dr, shouldn't it?
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I always thought a surgeon was allowed to call himself Mr if he passed his FRCS.
As far as I know, they are called Mr anyway if they are surgeons.
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It does seem like a really interesting path to go down but like you say, it sounds like they carry a lot of pressure too. Defnitely something Im going to read up on.
It does, like the one I know when he's on call he won't come out to dinner or whatever with my parents cos he wants to be able to get there as soon as he can and I think he gets called in a lot cos as far as I know anaesthetists work with all types of surgeons so it could be for ANYTHING really. He really enjoys it though, like the actual doing his job part. but long hours not a lot of break time in the day, but that's the same for most doctors who work in a hospital or are surgeons. But I think it's interesting yeah, and I can imagine fairly rewarding too.
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As far as I know, they are called Mr anyway if they are surgeons.
Nah.It's only when they pass a higher exam like the FRCS or MRCS are they allowed the 'honour' of calling themselves 'Mr' or 'Mrs' or 'Ms'.
You get the drift....
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