Can I call myself "Doctor" in a PhD program before I get the degree like MDs do?

In a teaching hospital, medical students introduce themselves as "Doctor" even though they do not have a MD. They are lying about their academic credentials. Is it also OK for doctoral candidates in, let’s say, chemistry, to identify themselves as "Doctor" before completing their PhD or do MDs get a special break from fraud laws?

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Is it illegal for a medical student to introduce themselves as "Doctor" before they have received their MD?

Whenever I am in a teaching hospital (a University hospital), medical students dressed in a white uniform will walk in the examining room and introduce themselves as "Doctor". Clearly they are not yet a Doctor. Have teaching hospitals been sued for this fraud?

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Can I introduce myself as "Doctor" before I complete my PhD the way medical students do before they are MDs?

In a teaching hospital, medical students introduce themselves as "Doctor" even though they do not have a MD. They are lying about their academic credentials. Is it also OK for doctoral candidates in, let’s say, chemistry, to identify themselves as "Doctor" before completing their PhD or do MDs get a special break from fraud laws?

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Do teaching hospitals tell medical students to lie and introduce themselves as "Doctor" to patients?

Whenever I am in a teaching hospital (a University hospital), medical students dressed in a white uniform will walk in the examining room and introduce themselves as "Doctor". Yet, they are not yet a doctor and it is a form of fraud. Is lying like this the only way hospitals think they can get patients […]

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