What is the medical qualification received in Romania? MD or MBBS or MBChB? What do all these different titles mean?
In Romania the qualification is MD or Docotor de Medicina. This is the same title given to graduates of western medical schools. Tecnically speaking, only those with the MD qualification have the right to prefix their names with the title of Dr. MD graduates write a thesis at the end of the studies and the award of the title is given only if the thesis is approved.
MBBS signifies Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery. It is the title most often given in Commonwealth nations. Another name for it is MBChB. The abbreviation comes from the Latin: Medicinae Baccalaureus et Baccalaureus Chirurgiae.
MD is commonly used in the US and Canada as well as in some European nations. MD, MBBS and MBChB are all equivalent qualifications and hold the same international status. The actual qualification received by students completing medical schools, are in essence 2 degrees in one. A Bachelor of Medicine and a Bachelor of surgery.
In practice graduates from the MBBS and MD programs have the right to prefix their name with Dr. even though technically it’s correct only for the latter.
Here is a link in the Wikipedia with more information:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bachelor_of_Medicine,_Bachelor_of_Surgery