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What's the difference between fellowship , board , master & phd in medicine and dentistry ?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
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In brief: Suffixes to names

Masters degrees and phd degrees are non-medical degrees.
They are "graduate" degrees (in anything of interest to the graduate student), meaning they are done after getting a bachelor's degree in college. A board is an organization (has rules for membership) that in medicine is usually for each specialty. A fellow would be a doctor who has been recognized as achieving the criteria set by a board.

In brief: Suffixes to names

Masters degrees and phd degrees are non-medical degrees.
They are "graduate" degrees (in anything of interest to the graduate student), meaning they are done after getting a bachelor's degree in college. A board is an organization (has rules for membership) that in medicine is usually for each specialty. A fellow would be a doctor who has been recognized as achieving the criteria set by a board.
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Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
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