Originally Posted by TiVolunteer
Although I agree with the sentiment here, you are putting words in her mouth. I just rewatched this episode. She actually says "At this point, I want to keep the fact that I'm smart and have a doctorate a secret because it has been working for us ..." (approximately 5:30 into the episode -- hard to tell for sure since show started late due to basketball).
So, she doesn't refer to her PharmD degree as a PhD.
NO ONE I know who is a pharmacist says they have a Doctorate. Period. And only insecure people who have a PharmD use the Dr honorific.
Honestly, a PharmD is much less work and time than a comparable PhD in nearly any field. In many cases, you do not have to have an undergrad degree to get a PharmD is you score well on the PCAT or have sufficient prerequisite credits.
Additionally, while not authoritative in any sense, Wikipedia agrees with what my Pharmacist friends say ( some old BS degree holders and some PharmD holders)
" The designation PharmD is sometimes erroneously likened to a PhD degree which is an advanced scientific degree in this field (i.e. Ph.D in Pharmacology or Pharmaceutics). The former degree was a Bachelor of Pharmacy and required slightly less schooling and different curriculum. "
Decide for yourself but if people in the business don't say that, why should she. FWIW, at 24, it appears she just graduated and has probably never practiced her profession.