191 abbreviations
AbbreviationMeaning
PMSPersonal Medical Services alternative contract for UK GPs
PRHOPre-registration house officer (UK)
PSNZPharmaceutical Society Of New Zealand
RARadiologist's assistant
RACPRoyal Australasian College of Physicians
RACSRoyal Australasian College of Surgeons
RCGPRoyal College of General Practitioners
RCMRoyal College of Midwives
RCNRoyal College of Nursing
RCOGRoyal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
RCPRoyal College of Pathologists
RCPRoyal College of Physicians
RCPARoyal College of Pathologists of Australasia
RCSRoyal College of Surgeons (England)
RCSIRoyal College of Surgeons in Ireland
RMARegistered medical assistant
RNRegistered nurse
R.PhRegistered pharmacist
RPhTRegistered pharmacy technician
RPNRegistered practical nurse — See Licensed practical nurse
RPNRegistered psychiatric nurse
RPSRoyal Pharmaceutical Society
RRTRegistered Respiratory Therapist - Respiratory therapy
RSNRenal support network
RTRadiologic technologist
RTRespiratory therapist – Respiratory therapy
SENState Enrolled Nurse (UK) – See Licensed Practical Nurse
SHOSenior house officer (UK)
SIGNScottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (similar to the English NICE)
SLPSpeech-language pathologist
SNStudent nurse
SOMAStudent Osteopathic Medical Association
SpRSpecialist registrar (UK)
STFMSociety of Teachers of Family Medicine
UDCUniversity Disability Consortium
UEMSUnion Européenne des Médecins Spécialistes
UKPDSUnited Kingdom Prospective Diabetes Study
UNOSUnited Network for Organ Sharing
USMLEUnited States Medical Licensing Examination
VAVeterans Administration – United States Department of Veterans Affairs
WMAWorld Medical Association