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Bachelor of Medicine
The Latin version of the BM BS is the MB ChB or MB BChir meaning ' Medicinae Baccleureus, Chirugiae Baccleureus ' or literally 'Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery'.
However, occasionally the different Latin and English abbreviations may be combined by certain institutions such that BM BCh and MB BS are also common.
Although British Doctors are adressed 'Doctor' they are not, however, genuine academic doctors, as the Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery degree, in academia, is not a Doctorate but rather a Bachelor.
In the United States of America, the MD is equivalent to the BM BS in the UK, the initial medical qualification obtained from university.
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