What is the difference between MBBS and MD?

A Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) is an undergraduate double degree. It is a level seven qualification on the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) scale. A Doctor of Medicine (MD) is a postgraduate degree. It is a level nine qualification, offering a higher standard of education and outcome for the student.

Some universities offer a Bachelor of Medicine, Doctor of Medicine (BMed MD) undergraduate entry program in place of the MBBS.

Both courses are recognised by the Medical Board of Australia, so graduates of either degree are qualified to practice medicine in Australia.

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