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What's the difference between MBBS and MD?
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MBBS = Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor if Surgery - name of first medicine degree in the U.K. (can also be abbreviated to eg MB ChB, BMBS - see here https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bach...lor_of_Surgery)

MD = Doctor of Medicine - name of equivalent to MBBS first degree in the US, or name of a postgraduate research medical degree after completing MBBS in the UK (analogous to PhD) - see here https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doctor_of_Medicine
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What's the difference between MBBS and MD?
The reason why UK (and some other med schools internationally) give MBBS / MBChB is because it's essential an undergraduate degree.

In the UK to earn an MD you'd have to do further studies / research after you have graduated as a doctor.
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The reason why UK (and some other med schools internationally) give MBBS / MBChB is because it's essential an undergraduate degree.

In the UK to earn an MD you'd have to do further studies / research after you have graduated as a doctor.
Would having an MBBS instead of an MD negatively affect you career-wise?
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Would having an MBBS instead of an MD negatively affect you career-wise?
No, because all doctors start with an MBBS / MBChB.

Having an MD is advantageous, of course - just like having a Masters, or a PhD. But you'd have to spend time and money to do this.
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Hi, its really confusing😁 is there any diffrence between medicine MBBS and BMBS??? Please helpppp
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Hi, its really confusing😁 is there any diffrence between medicine MBBS and BMBS??? Please helpppp
No difference at all.

Same with MBChB and MBBCh.

They all mean the same thing = 2 undergrad degrees in medicine (the MB / BM part) and surgery (the BS / ChB / BCh part).
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Thank you so much
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What is the difference between a 6 year MD program and the MBChB program? And which one is better?
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What is the difference between a 6 year MD program and the MBChB program? And which one is better?
As far as I am aware, there are no UK medical schools offering a 6 year MD program - this forum being the main Medicine forum and TSR being a UK organisation; if you wanted to ask about overseas degrees feel free to head over to the International Study forum.

For working in the UK, it should make no difference (but after you have taken the PLAB / UKMLA of course). Here in the UK, every medical grad will get an MBChB / MBBS and MD is a post-grad qualification.
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Hi, I'm an undergrad applying for A100 for all my unis. On UCAS, all the universities have A100 as their course which is fine, but for each one there's another name e.g.MBChB, BMBS, Medicine and Surgery, 'Phase One'!

What is the difference between these letter combinations? I've tried searching online but I can't find anything!Are they actually all the same course but it's just that each uni calls it a different thing to differentiate themselves?

Thank you so much in advance!
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Hi, I'm an undergrad applying for A100 for all my unis. On UCAS, all the universities have A100 as their course which is fine, but for each one there's another name e.g.MBChB, BMBS, Medicine and Surgery, 'Phase One'!

What is the difference between these letter combinations? I've tried searching online but I can't find anything!Are they actually all the same course but it's just that each uni calls it a different thing to differentiate themselves?

Thank you so much in advance!
MBBS = BMBS = MBChB = MBBCh, read the above.

Medicine and Surgery Phase One is the same.

Just apply according to the UCAS course code - as far as I know only Manchester uses A106 for their standard undergrad medicine course, and Lincoln uses A10L. Everywhere else uses A100.

For GEM and Medicine with a Foundation year it can be confusing, the usual code is A101 for GEM in most cases but King's uses A102 (leaving the KCL A101 for EMDP); and HYMS uses A101 for their Medicine with a Gateway Year (they don't run a GEM course).
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. On UCAS, all the universities have A100 as their course...
Actually Manchester uses something different, presumably trying trick people to cut the number of applicants down (?)

All the degree names are the same yes. Just historical variants on 'Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Chirugery (or "surgery" if you're one of those young people who talks all modern)'.
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Actually Manchester uses something different, presumably trying trick people to cut the number of applicants down (?)...
And Lincoln calls theirs A10L
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Can someone explain the difference between MD, MBBS and MBChB medical degrees?

Why is it that in the UK they only offer MBBS and MBChB? For example, in the US they are awarded MD aswell as other countries in Europe.

Is one of these better than the other?
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Can someone explain the difference between MD, MBBS and MBChB medical degrees?

Why is it that in the UK they only offer MBBS and MBChB? For example, in the US they are awarded MD aswell as other countries in Europe.

Is one of these better than the other?
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MBChB, MBBS, BM ChB, BM BS are all the same, it means a bachelors in medicine and a bachelors in surgery. This is the primary medical qualification (medical degree) in the UK. MD is a doctorate in medicine, in the UK this is a postgraduate clinical degree for practicing doctors. It’s usually a 2 year clinical research degree quite like a PhD. In the US and Europe an MD is their primary medical qualification and is equivalent to our MBChB

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Can someone explain the difference between MD, MBBS and MBChB medical degrees?

Why is it that in the UK they only offer MBBS and MBChB? For example, in the US they are awarded MD aswell as other countries in Europe.

Is one of these better than the other?
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As you'd expect this question gets asked frequently. Read the above.

(Original post by Lewis T K)
MBChB, MBBS, BM ChB, BM BS are all the same, it means a bachelors in medicine and a bachelors in surgery. This is the primary medical qualification (medical degree) in the UK. MD is a doctorate in medicine, in the UK this is a postgraduate clinical degree for practicing doctors. It’s usually a 2 year clinical research degree quite like a PhD. In the US and Europe an MD is their primary medical qualification and is equivalent to our MBChB

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MBChB, MBBS, BM ChB, BM BS are all the same, it means a bachelors in medicine and a bachelors in surgery. This is the primary medical qualification (medical degree) in the UK. MD is a doctorate in medicine, in the UK this is a postgraduate clinical degree for practicing doctors. It’s usually a 2 year clinical research degree quite like a PhD. In the US and Europe an MD is their primary medical qualification and is equivalent to our MBChB

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Nothing to elaborate on - a perfect explanation
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guys does the title become Dr once you receive BMBCh? So, is that like the one u'd get as other medic undergraduate students?
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guys does the title become Dr once you receive BMBCh? So, is that like the one u'd get as other medic undergraduate students?
Yes you get the title when you graduate. It doesn't matter whether the degree is MB ChB, MB BS, BM BCh etc.
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