Doctor It is a term of Latin origin that allows reference to a person who is dedicated to healing various ailments. It has received the last academic degree which grants a university or an authorized establishment for it and has the necessary knowledge to diagnose a certain disease and put an end to it through a particular treatment.
It is known as doctorate , the highest level university academic degree. There are, however, different types of it, where each student must present certain qualities to specialize in the activity they have chosen. For example, him research doctor you must demonstrate your ability for scientific research through a doctoral thesis, which is a investigation on a topic of interest to the community of the science in which he intends to doctorate.
There are also certain letterheads that are given to certain people for reward them for a certain action or trajectory. In this notion the honorary title of doctor honoris causa , which is delivered to a professional who has performed exemplary; said mention is usually made by a university to recognize said subject as an eminent person. In this case, the person must not present any special work or thesis, because the examples given during his working life are enough to be worthy of said title.
The denomination of doctor philosophiae , which is abbreviated as PhD , is used in various countries to refer to all types of scientific guidance. Certain doctorates have their own acronyms, such as DBA , Ed.D or Th.D .
Finally, it should be noted that, in colloquial language, all doctors are known as doctors , even if they have not reached the academic degree of doctor. In this way, a medical professional, approved by the relevant institution, may not be a doctor, although he responds to said qualification in everyday life.
"My son has a fever, so I'm waiting for the doctor to arrive", "I'm going to the doctor because my leg hurts so much", "The hospital doctor told me it was nothing serious" are some examples of the use of the term in the field of medicine.
In any case, it is also important to point out that, following the concept in its colloquial sense, a professional is often also called "doctor" who has a lot of respect regardless of, as with medicine, if he has graduated in his maximum level or not. It is used for example in legal professionals to respectfully address a lawyer, judge and also, in other branches, to speak to a specialist in letters or philosophy.
In turn there are many specialties, where each graduate performs a particular job.
* A doctor of pediatrics He is a person who has studied and has adequate preparation to treat children; In addition to scientific preparation, you must have a special charisma in order to make the journey of the little ones to the doctor more bearable.
* An obstetrician is a doctor who has prepared to treat women in the previous stage of giving birth, in delivery and in the following weeks. It is responsible for strengthening your confidence and controlling that pregnancy develops normally.
* A dentist, also called a dentist, is the one who specializes in mouth care; removes tooth decay and wisdom teeth and orders treatments related to oral health.
* A doctor in Oncology specializes in tumors, learns to detect them and knows what to do in each situation related to them.
There are, however, many other branches, in each one there are professionals who have oriented their studies to provide the best care to patients.