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Doctor/Physician, Use of the Term

The WSMA believes any practitioner who refers to him/herself as "doctor" or "physician" should be required to include their professional degree immediately after their name for the purpose of advertising, written correspondence, business cards, or any other printed professional representation. (Res C-8, A-03) (Reaffirmed A-17) (Reaffirmed A-18)

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Abbreviations for House of Delegates report origination:

EC – Executive Committee; BT – Board of Trustees; CPA – Council on Professional Affairs; JC – Judicial Council; CHS – Community and Health Services

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