What Do The Letters After A Doctor’s Name Mean?

MB ChB or MBBS Batchelor of Medicine and Surgery. This is the standard qualification each medical student is awarded after 5 years of University Training. Although the students are officially recognised as ‘doctors’ at this stage, they require a further one year’s experience as a junior house officer in a hospital post before they become fully qualified doctors in the eyes of the General Medical Council.
DRCOG Diploma from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. This is a voluntary exam undertaken by GP’s in training to recognise specialist knowledge in the fields of pregnancy and women’s health.
DCH Diploma in Child Health. This is a similar exam to the DRCOG and recognises additional skills in the fields of child health and Paediatrics.
MRCGP Member of the Royal College of General Practitioners. The MRCGP qualification is a marker of quality and is regarded as an end-point assessment for general practice for those completing GP training. The majority of candidates are doctors at an early stage in their careers, who see it as a means of motivating their studies and demonstrating their ability to prospective partners as well as joining the College.
DFFP or DFSRH Diplomas of the Faculty of Family Planning and/or Reproductive and Sexual Health of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists