What does MBBS mean and is it the same as FRACS?

MBBS stands for Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, and is awarded to medical practitioners upon graduation from university. A doctors with an MBBS holds a basic medical degree.

FRACS means Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. The distinction is only awarded to specialist  surgeons who have completed a minimum of 12 years medical and surgical education, with at least 5 years of specialist postgraduate training. A Specialist Plastic Surgeon with the letters “FRACS” appearing after his or her name is accredited to perform invasive cosmetic and reconstructive surgery.