MBBS: What is Full Form or Name of Degree?


MBBS full form with medical full name of Medicinae Baccalaureus, Baccalaureus Chirurgiae, meaning Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery. It is one of the most popular course worldwide for graduating as doctor. After 5.5 years of graduation (in India), including 4.5 years of study and 1 year of Internship, a student finally becomes a Doctor. It is, perhaps the toughest course, given the Guinness Books of World Records marked it as on May 18, 2011.

MBBS Full Form

Full form of MBBS is Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of surgery, which is derived from Latin word- MBBS meaning Medicinae Baccalaureus, Baccalaureus Chirurgiae. Therefore, it is actually a combined version of Latin and English words.

MBBS Degree

MBBS is an A-level professional degree or more precisely, Undergraduate course for becoming doctor. This is one of the most renowned degree through which one can practice medical.

The title “Dr” or Doctor can then be used before name to refer the person. This is not just a title, it’s a title of courtesy indeed!


The trend was initially from UK or British culture, where MBBS degree was awarded to people for higher authority of medical service. Nowadays, it’s rewarded after completion of the course, in different countries,especially the Asian countries namely India, Russia, China, Pakistan, Bangladesh and a lot more.

More about MBBS

After completion of graduation, the person takes the renowned HIPPOCRATIC OATH, to pledge to the service with heart and soul. The courtesy to serve, is actually one of the most difficult tasks in the world. The student has to finish 5.5 years (five and a half!) to be called as doctor.

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Duration and Subjects

It is a 5.5 year course including Theory and Clinical practice.

The duration and subjects taught are as:

First year

Duration: 1 year

Subjects: Anatomy, Physiology and Biochemistry

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Second year

Duration: 1.5 years
Subjects: Pharmacology, Pathology, Microbiology and Forensic medicine

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Third year

Duration: 1 year
Subjects: Ophthalmology, ENT and Community medicine

Fourth year

Duration: 1 year
Subjects: Surgery, Medicine, Pediatrics, Obstetrics & Gynecology


Duration: 1 year
In this time period, students are exposed to clinical practice by working at hospitals.

Therefore, a total of 4.5 years of theory (1+1.5+1+1) and 1 year of internship makes it 5.5  of course.

So, apart from just the full form, you also need to know why it is one of the toughest yet renowned course of world. Perhaps that’s why many people refer Doctors as Gods. There’s a lot more to do after it, that’s why a doctor always have to study throughout their life to serve their patients the best way they can.


  1. Thanks for providing the knowledge regarding medical field’s most best demanded degree MBBS.

    The article also contains the perfect classification regarding each year of MBBS i.e. what subjects to study, what to study etc..

    Thanks for the info.


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