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Can you have too many letters after your name?


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Heh, my first reaction was, what a prick! I mean, for all I know he might be a nice guy, but that's just beyond silly. If he handed me a business card like that, I don't think I could help but laugh out loud.

Although the blog doesn't show where it got that, so I have no idea whether that's real.

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Heh, my first reaction was, what a prick! I mean, for all I know he might be a nice guy, but that's just beyond silly. If he handed me a business card like that, I don't think I could help but laugh out loud.

Although the blog doesn't show where it got that, so I have no idea whether that's real.

Not sure about the business card, but he did attach all of those titles to a course syllabus: http://www.schoolofpublicpolicy.sk.ca/_documents/_course_syllabi/U_of_S_courses/PUBP898_PopulationHealth_Fall2010.pdf

Edit: A couple of critiques of a report Dr. Lemstra wrote:

http://www.cna.ca/english/pdf/studies/ReviewDrDouglasChambers09.pdf

http://www.cna.ca/english/pdf/studies/July16-09-Dr-Osborne.pdf

The author is evidently not familiar with the topic of radiation and health effects, judging from the mistakes made in the document. Few papers are selected as the basis for his review, the findings in most of them are misinterpreted, and the limitations and caveats clearly expressed in many of the reviewed paper are ignored. As a result the author gives a completely false impression of the impact of radiation on health. The objective of the report is to provide an evidence-based epidemiological review of the impact of exposure to radiation on subsequent outcomes. The superficiality of the review, together with the errors, misinterpretations of study findings, and failure to take into account the basic considerations of epidemiologists in reviewing evidence for causal relationships, make the document a travesty of an evidence-based review. The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives and the Saskatchewan Union of Nurses have not been well served by the document.

Very harsh!

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Not sure about the business card, but he did attach all of those titles to a course syllabus: http://www.schoolofp...th_Fall2010.pdf

Oh God, that's horrific. Seriously, what? Why would you even list any of your degrees below PhDs? Especially the BSc - I mean that qualifies you for absolutely nothing.

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This is quite surprising. The guy has been in academia for so long: he must have learnt that putting all those letters after one's name is not considered professional at all and will be frowned upon by anyone reasonable really.

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