Subscriber • Opinion

Surgeons' move away from 'Mister' is overdue but welcome

By Samantha Pillay
Updated July 17 2021 - 7:04am, first published July 16 2021 - 7:00pm
Mister, Mister, give me the news ... Picture: Shutterstock

The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS), formed in 1927, has finally passed a resolution to use gender-neutral titles, whereby surgeons will now be referred to by the RACS as Doctor, or by academic titles like Professor, breaking the anachronistic title of Mister for surgeons.

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