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IMG and MD title

Discussion in 'Clinical Rotations' started by Chit Khaing, May 29, 2002.

  1. Chit Khaing

    Chit Khaing New Member

    Jan 16, 2002
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    Some of the medical schools outside USA are of the British system and so the medical degree is MBBS/MBBCh, instead of MD as in the US system. (My degree is MBBS, too.) When FMGs have entered into the US health care system, they are addressed with "MD" suffix.

    While using MD suffix, the primary degree title is no longer used by most of the doctors.

    So how does the MD suffix implies? Does it represent the title "Medical Doctor" or replace the primary degree?

    Any point of view?

    :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
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  3. docronmd1

    docronmd1 Junior Member

    May 19, 2002
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    OFFICIALLY, your degree will always be MBBS. But by convention, you are allowed to use the MD degree while practising medicine in the US. Its mainly to avoid the confusion of differentiating b/w the MD, MBBS, MBBCh, etc degrees that different countries confer.

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