What Is an MBBS Degree?

A Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, or MBBS, is an international medical school undergraduate dual degree that typically takes 6 years and enables graduates to begin working as doctors after graduation. Since a doctorate is usually required to be a medical doctor and practice medicine in the United States, graduates who want to work in the United States need to check with state laws on the type of medical degree required for practice, notes the American Medical Association. Being licensed in one state may enable an MBBS degree holder to work in other states.

ADVERTISEMENT