“Doctor”

According to Stephen Leacock, the meaning of a doctoral degree from McGill is that “the recipient of instruction is examined for the last time in his life, and is pronounced completely full. After this, no new ideas can be imparted to him.”

I was soon appointed to a Fellowship in political economy, and by means of this and some temporary employment by McGill University, I survived until I took the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in 1903. The meaning of this degree, is that the recipient of instruction is examined for the last time in his life, and is pronounced completely full. After this, no new ideas can be imparted to him.
Stephen Leacock on the degree of Doctor of Philosophy from McGill

And so, for your sake, I am sorry to inform you that on 2019 April 2, I successfully defended my doctoral thesis, The moral efficiency of clinical trials in anti-cancer drug development.

I will be absolutely insufferable about having those new letters after my name for at least another week.

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This is the personal blog of Benjamin Gregory Carlisle PhD. Queer; Academic; Queer academic. "I'm the research fairy, here to make your academic problems disappear!"

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