Congratulations, Mister Badia!
RCSI has been a major institution in training and educating members of the medical field in Ireland for over 200 years. Dr. Badia received a Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine, which is noted with Mister, the UK equivalent for Doctors who have attained the status of royal college membership.
Badia Team Pics from RCSI INDUCTION CEREMONY
RSCI Definition of Medical Professionalism
Becoming a Doctor involves forming values and developing behaviors and attitudes which foster professional relationships, promote public trust and enhance patient safety.
When is the word Mister used?
- (Male) surgeons are always addressed as Mr in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland
- The tradition arose before 1800 when physicians were by definition doctors who possessed a university medical degree (an MD); surgeons seldom had any formal qualifications
- The growth of voluntary hospitals in the 18th century brought high status to surgeons
- After the founding of the Royal College of Surgeons of London in 1800, surgeons had a formal qualification (the MRCS)
- Surgeons became so proud to be distinguished from physicians that the title of Mr became a badge of honour
Source (Summary points): https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1119265/