- (Hà Nội) IPA (key): /ˀɓaːʔk̚˧ˀ˦ s̪i˦ˀ˥/
- (Huế) IPA (key): /ˀɓaːʔk̚˦˥ ʂɪj˧˩/
- (Hồ Chí Minh City) IPA (key): /ˀɓaːʔk̚˦ˀ˥ ʂɪj˨˦/
The mondern sense of bác sĩ is a misapplication of the term. A modern "bác sĩ" is not necessarily a doctor (one who achieves a doctorate), but any one who practices medicine who has graduated from a medical school.