Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
New Brunswick • Somerset

Degree & Fellowship Glossary

Degree and Fellowship Glossary

Degree(s)

MD Doctor of Medicine
DO Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (In addition to the use of medications, surgery and other therapies, a DO may emphasize manipulation in treating problems of muscles, bones and joints.)
OD Doctor of Optometry
DPM Doctor of Podiatry Medicine
DDS Doctor of Dental Surgery
DMD Doctor of Dental Medicine
PhD Doctor of Philosophy
PsyD Doctor of Psycohology
EdD Doctor of Education
PA Physician Assistant
RN Registered Nurse
NP Nurse Practitioner
RNFA Registered Nurse First Assistant
CNM Certified Nurse Midwife
MSN Master of Science in Nursing
MPH Master of Public Health
MSW Master of Social Work

Fellows/Fellowship
A term used by some sponsoring institutions and in some specialties to designate participants in subspecialty graduate medical education.

FACP Fellow of the American College of Physicians
FAAAI Fellow of the American Academy of Allergy & Immunology
FAAD Fellow of the American Academy  of Dermatology
FAAFP Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians
FAAN Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology
FAAO Fellow of the American Academy of Opthalmology
FAAO Fellow of the American Academy of Osteopathy
FAAOS Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
FAAP Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatricians
FACC Fellow of the American College of Cardiologists 
FACCP Fellow of the American Academy of Chest Physicians
FACD Fellow of the American College of Dentists
FACEP Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians 
FACG Fellow of the American College of Gastroenterologists
FACN Fellow of the American College of Neuro-psychiatrists
FACOG Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
FACR Fellow of the American College of Radiologists
FACS Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
FACSM Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine 
FAGD Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry
FIDSA Fellow of the Infectious Disease Society of America
FCAP Fellow of the College of American Pathologists
FCPS Fellow of the College of Physicians and Surgeons