Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Proper Usage of the DO Designation in Ontario (Canada)

Attention NUMSS DO Students:

Great news!

We just received clarification from the College of Physicians & Surgeons of Ontario in regards to using the title of "DO". This is what you are allowed to write on your business card, flyers, website, Facebook, etc:
John Smith, DO (Spain)
Osteopathic Manual Practitioner

If you do not treat patients (for example if you are a teacher or clinic manager), you can use:
Dr John Smith, DO

If you treat patients, you cannot call yourself a doctor or use the designation “Dr”. However everyone else can call you a doctor or use “Dr” before your name (as long as they are not your employees).

This applies only to those students practicing in Ontario. In most countries you are allowed to use Dr John Smith, DO.

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