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Hey everyone

 

I noticed that McGill claims to be the only university in Canada that awards MDCM (Doctor of Medicine and Master of Surgery), and I was wondering if this was any different from the traditional MD title.

 

From what I read here (http://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/En/News/NewsAndFeatures/Pages/alphabet-soup-degrees-credentials.aspx), MDCM appears to be no different than a MD degree that would be offered by the rest of Canada. I've searched on other website and I haven't managed to find such information.

 

Would anyone have a clue?

 

Best!

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Hey everyone

 

I noticed that McGill claims to be the only university in Canada that awards MDCM (Doctor of Medicine and Master of Surgery), and I was wondering if this was any different from the traditional MD title.

 

From what I read here (http://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/En/News/NewsAndFeatures/Pages/alphabet-soup-degrees-credentials.aspx), MDCM appears to be no different than a MD degree that would be offered by the rest of Canada. I've searched on other website and I haven't managed to find such information.

 

Would anyone have a clue?

 

Best!

Interesting question...I've always found that title to be a bit odd. I don't get how you can be called "Master of Surgery" prior to residency, but I suppose it sounds cooler :) 

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from my understanding, in the olden days (before 19th/early 20th century), MDCM was used by other schools (in NA) as well other than mcvill

 

as the times progressed, every school dropped CM and stuck with MD except mcgill

 

p.s- I'm referring to north american schools in general, not just cdn

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MDCM stands for Medicinae Doctorem et Chirurgiae Magistrum, which translates to Doctor of Medicine and Master of Surgery (which sounds pretty badass, let's be honest). Just for those interested.

Lol makes it sound like you completed 2 degrees in the same time :P 

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A few years ago, I was told by a lecturer that only McGill and the University of Edinburgh were still giving the MCDM degree to their students.

 

Excited to see some scottish soon-to-be MDCMs, I visited the University of Edinburgh while I was visiting Scotland. Soon to realized that the MDCM disapeared long time ago and students are now awarded MBBS ( Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery ) .

The Royal Victoria Hospital was originally built using the same architecture as the Old Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/9f/Hospital_wards_of_the_old_Royal_Infirmary,_Edinburgh.jpg

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/71/Royal_Victoria_Montreal_archival.gif

 

It is quite easy to spot a McGill graduate with our unique title.

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The reason they award the MDCM at McGill is that the group of physicians that founded McGill Medical School ( and the University as it was its first school) were all trained at the University of Edinburgh and they awarded their graduating students the same degree.

 

 

McGill MDCM, MBA 2002

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MD MDCM MBBS Mb.Ch.B, who cares. You do the same thing in the end. The only real difference would be in New Zealand where MD means you actually did a lot of research, whereas in the rest of the world, a MD/MDCM/MBBS/MbChB is mainly an undergraduate professional program.

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