How to become a doctor with Microsoft Word

An Arizona man practiced as a dental anaesthesiologist using a Microsoft Word template as part of his application.  It wasn’t hard for to find the template he used and you can too!

ABC15 (Arizona’s News Leader) has the story of Dr. Pankaj Goyal who applied for a General Anaesthesia Permit. That’s the highest level of certification allowing the use of general anaesthesia.

This was one of the documents submitted as part of his application for the permit.

Source: ABC 15 News

Look familiar?  It might because it’s one of the long-standing templates available in Microsoft Word.

Called ‘Certificate of Achievement’ anyone with Word can open it and amend it to suit their needs – legal or not.  Go to File | New …

The page border, circle at bottom left, space for logo and fonts all match.  Most of the text is the same as Microsoft supplies.

ABC15’s investigation shows that MetroHealth has no record of Dr Goyal completing any program.  The signatory on the certificate has confirmed that both his signature and the certificate are ‘fraudulent’.


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