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    MBBS(Lond)
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    MBBS(UCL)
    46
    65.71%

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    UCL definitely.



    (Though using Lond both times does add a sense of uniformity... )
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    Change of mind, MBBS Lond.

    More uniform and also people may not know wha UCL is. As a practising Doctor on your shiny brass plate "Spencer Wells iBSc (Lond) MBBS (Lond)" will look so much cooler.

    In fact, order two shiny brass plates and get both printed. Imagine them being outside your practice. Which one looks cooler wins.

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    (Original post by Spencer Wells)
    No it makes no difference in terms of career or anything. It's purely an aesthetic thing.
    I'd go with UCL. Everyone knows UCL is part of the london uni collection, but of the london med schools its probably the most highly rated.

    That said (UCL) is a bit rubbish.
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    Lond has more letters in it than UCL
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    Loving the "in banter"...
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    Cant you just Be

    "Dr Spencer Wells MBBS BSc"
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    (Original post by Democracy)
    Surely short for londoniensis?
    Londinium, I'd have thought.

    I go for (Lond) for no particularly good reason.

    But MA MBBChir (Cantab) definitely has more letters, if we're competing. :p:
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    I'm not sure. I vote for a campaign to allow us to have (RF&UCMS) at the end :p:

    BSc (Lond) MBBS (Lond) looks more consistent, but I quite like the idea of UCL degrees. Unfortunately I don't get a choice.
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    (Original post by Helenia)
    Londinium, I'd have thought.

    I go for (Lond) for no particularly good reason.

    But MA MBBChir (Cantab) definitely has more letters, if we're competing. :p:

    why cant you be

    Dr Helen MA MBBChir


    without extra bits???
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    (Original post by jjkkll)
    why cant you be

    Dr Helen MA MBBChir


    without extra bits???
    Because then I won't win the letters competition. :rolleyes: It's a fairly academic point anyway; they're not going to be written on anything official for a long time.

    I've just had another thought - surely it's a lot more concise/less messy to be able to write BSc MBBS (Lond) than two separate institutions?
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    Because the extra bits make all the difference (not). Might as well milk them for all the letters you can though.
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    I'm confused about what all these degree letters and suffixes mean.
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    (Original post by Beska)
    I'm confused about what all these degree letters and suffixes mean.
    iBSc - Intercalated Bachelor of Sciences
    MBBS - Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
    Lond - Post Nominal for University of London
    UCL - University College London
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    (Original post by Spencer Wells)
    Because the extra bits make all the difference (not). Might as well milk them for all the letters you can though.

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    (Original post by Beska)
    I'm confused about what all these degree letters and suffixes mean.

    and MBBS = MBBChir

    Chir is the latin prefix for surgery
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    (Original post by jjkkll)
    and MBBS = MBBChir

    Chir is the latin prefix for surgery
    That's what I was confused about. :p:

    Is MBBS interchangeable with MBBChir?
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    Interchangeable, no, in that I couldn't put MBBChir after my name, but they do mean the same thing.
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    (Original post by ChemistBoy)
    For what? When you get you headed notepaper as a consultant? How ridiculous. Also I thought it was form to use either the (Hons) or the (Lond) after a degree, not both and I also though that you should really use the full (London) as there it is not a Latin abbreviation like Oxon, Cantab, Exon, Ebor, etc.
    Well, he could always be a pretentious arse and put Londinium on his CV. :cool:
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    Yeah all these equivalent degrees.

    I've seen around and about on here and in prospectuses from last year-
    1. MBBS (which seems most common)
    2. MBChB
    3. MB
    4. BMBS (at Nottingham, typically different and boring)
    and then the MBBChir

    They should have one set of letters for all! Like in america isn't a medical degree and MD everywhere?
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    lol is ucl copying imperial and leaving the uol as well??
 
 
 
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