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    Doctors Qualifications Explained

    Have you ever wondered what the qualification letters your Doctor has mean? The table below explains:

    Letters

    Explanation

    MBBCh and MBBS

    Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (basic Medical degree)

    MRCGP

    Member of the Royal College of General Practitioners

    DRCOG

    Diploma of Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

    Dip Av Med

    Diploma in Aviation Medicine

    Dip Occ Med

    Diploma in Occupational Medicine

    DFFP

    Diploma Faculty of Family Planning and Reproductive Medicine

    Dip PCR

    Diploma in Primary Care Rheumatology

    MRCS

    Member of the Royal College of Surgeons

    LRCP

    Licentiate of the Royal College of Physicians


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