MRACDS = Member of RACDS, FRACDS = Fellow of RACDS. Some unis require you to pass FRACDS primary exams. I think alternatively they may require evidence of MRACDS study (not necessarily the membership) because some applicants may have worked for many years (i.e. more than 3 years after graduation) before they apply for specialty study. Anyway whatever FRACDS primary exams or MRACDS or other postgraduate qualifications are not essential according to Iaela's friends' story.It seems like only MRACDS fellowship (not the membership) can be used. Dentists need to wait for at least three years after graduation before they can apply for MRACDS membership, it then takes another two years to become a fellow. According to laerla, her friends got into specialities three years after graduation, so I don't think MRACDS was used in their cases.