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Qualification Glossary

Medical Qualification Abbreviations

Systems of medical education in the Republic of Ireland, Australia and New Zealand are similar in structure to those of the UK. It is common for UK doctors to undertake part of their training overseas, or for doctors from those countries to work in the UK, so common qualifications from these countries have also been included:

BM or MB Bachelor of Medicine
BCh or BChir or BS or ChB Bachelor of Surgery
BA (Hons) Bachelor of Surgery
BAO Bachelor of the Art of Obstetrics
BMedSc Bachelor of Medical Science
BSc Bachelor of Science
DA (UK) Diploma in Anaesthetics
DCH Diploma in Child Health
DRCOG Diploma Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
DFFP Diploma in Family Planning
FFPH Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health
FRCGP Fellow Royal College of General Practitioners
MRCGP Member Royal College of General Practitioners
MRCP Member Royal College of Physicians
PCMedEd Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education and Health Care
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