What the degrees mean
MA (Cantab) 1989 Master of Arts: This is a further masters degree awarded by Cambridge University 1 year after graduation from medical training.
MB (Cantab) 1988 Bachelor of Medicine: This is the basic medical degree awarded with the BChir. by Cambridge university after completion of 6 years at medical school. After this you are called a Doctor!
BChir (Cantab) 1988 Bachelor of Chirurgiae: This is the basic surgical degree awarded with the MB, by Cambridge university after completion of 6 years at medical school. After this you are called a Doctor!
MSc (London) 1995 Master of Science: This is a research degree awarded by the University of London after spending a year in the laboratory studying scarring and wound healing.
FRCS (England) 1993 Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England: To become a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons you have to pass a very rigorous exam assessing all aspects of the science of surgery. Preparing for this exam included 6 months studying and teaching anatomy to medical students at UCL. After this exam you are considered a surgeon and called Mister!
FRCS (Plast) 2001 This is the final exam in Plastic Surgery and signifies completion of specialist training. It is the toughest exam of its kind in Europe and is equivalent to being “Board Certified” in the US.