Inside the baffling phenomenon of imposter doctors

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Why do people with no medical training try to fake it? Geir O’Rourke investigates.


Becoming a doctor takes years of slog, but faking it might be even harder.

Whether for the money, the respect or some other reason known only to themselves, a handful of individuals have been willing to risk public humiliation and the safety of patients so they can work as a doctor, with the social prestige the title brings.

There are laws surrounding the use of the title — not only is it illegal to lie about