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Info Is MBBS equal MD?

can anybody clear out the confusion betweeen the two degrees offered?
like in INDIA or a few other countries, we are provided with MBBS, which does not mean you are specialised in some field but you are a general physician.

but in USA they give MD which I think means specialisation in some field of medicine.

Am I correct in interpreting these two degrees?

I want to know because i want to apply for externship in USA, but some universities require you to apply before you graduate from MD (USA). so, am i still eligible with just having MBBS degree?

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The MD Degree in USA does not mean specialization, it's the degree given to med school graduates, just like the MBBS in India.

When you come to USA, they'll call you MD, they won't call you MBBS.

You cannot apply for electives since you are graduate. Electives are for medical students only.

However, you can apply for externships. Externships can be done by graduates.

For more information about the types of USCE read here
Types of USCE; Externship, Observership, Electives Differences and Ranking

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MBBS in india is Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery, Its a Graduation degree. I don't know much about US but My Friends From Russia they call this degree as MD (Diploma in medicine) which is same as MBBS in India. But Indian MD means Doctorate in Medicine (and a Post Graduation degree).
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