Explanation of Doctors’ Qualifications

  • Medical Degree – BMBS, BM, MBChB: These are all equivalent medical degrees. All doctors study at university for 5 or 6 years to obtain a medical degree, the exact name of this depends on the university.
  • Additional Science degrees – BmedSci: This is a university degree awarded after 1-3 years of further study.
  • Postgraduate Qualifications – DRCOG, DFFP, DRSH, CME: Diplomas awarded for studies in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Family Planning, sexual Health and Medical Education respectively.
  • Membership of Royal College of General Practice – MRCGP/nMRCP: MRCGP is awarded for passing the membership exam of the Royal College of General Practitioners, and is the qualification allowing a doctor to practice as a GP.
  • MSc Sports medicine: This is a postgraduate Masters Science degree in Sport Medicine.