How to become a consultant surgeon

Starting as a consultant surgeon - The primary difference between these professions is that the term “doctor” refers to a general practitioner (gp), someone who is trained in a wide range of medicine and medical procedures, whereas a consultant undergoes speciality training in a specific field of medicine after completing the same basic medical training as a doctor. The letters after a surgeon’s name depend on the college granting the qualification, for example frcs or frcs(eng) indicates a fellow of the royal college of surgeons of england; frcs(ed), frcs(glasg) or frcsi indicate a fellow of the royal college of surgeons of edinburgh, glasgow or ireland. The letters frcs after a surgeon's name mean that the surgeon's education and training, professional qualifications, and surgical competence have passed a rigorous evaluation, and have been found to be consistent with the high standards established and demanded by the college, of which the surgeon is a current fellow. Thus the tradition of a surgeon being referred to as mr/miss/ms/mrs has continued, meaning that in effect a person starts as mr/miss/ms/mrs, becomes a dr and then goes back to being a mr/miss/ms/mrs again!

How to Become a Surgeon

How to Become a Surgeon. Part of the series: Surgeon Career Information. To become a surgeon, residency training is required ...