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MD vs MBBS

Hi all.

Just wondering, what's the difference between a course such as Bachelor of Science/Doctor of Medicine at USyd vs Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery at Adelaide? I'm not talking about the different Universities styles of teaching but rather the difference between obtaining an 'MD' from USyd vs 'MBBS' at Adelaide.

Tl;dr. What's the difference between MD and MBBS?
 

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chinaski

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Zero in a practical sense. Both are professionally viewed equally after graduation, and qualify you equally for exactly the same job.
 

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dotwingz

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IIRC The government banned domestic full fee places at an undergraduate level but not at a postgraduate/masters level (which is MD). This allows MD schools such as USyd/UMelb to offer Full Fee Places alongside their Commonwealth Supported Places. This is the only """technical""" difference but only really matters from the universities perspective. Realistically this was a primary reason for FFP uni's like UniMelb to introduce the MD and a bit of a nomenclature war has started since then
 

chinaski

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^^ Absolutely, yes. To clarify for the OP, my "nope" was in a clinical context: there is no difference technically or practically between one course name and the other from the perspective of employers. TL,DR; one is not better than the other, so don't stress.
 

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