I was filling out a government form that included a section about 'highest level of education achieved' which listed levels of education starting with elementary school and ending with a doctoral degree.
Anyway, I was surprised to that the MD was not listed at the same rank of 'doctoral degree' and was instead listed after 'masters' degrees along with the JD (lawyers), OD (optometrists), M.Div (ministers) and some other degrees... some of which were 'M' (masters) and others which were 'D.'
I always thought that the 'D' in MD meant that it was a 'doctorate' degree, but this questionnaire seemed to rank the MD as lower than a doctorate degree. So my question is, is the MD a doctorate degree and/or is someone with an MD considered as having a 'doctorate'?
(I realize this doesn't really matter, but I'm just curious).