191 abbreviations
Abbreviation Meaning
PMS Personal Medical Services alternative contract for UK GPs
PRHO Pre-registration house officer (UK)
PSNZ Pharmaceutical Society Of New Zealand
RA Radiologist's assistant
RACP Royal Australasian College of Physicians
RACS Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
RCGP Royal College of General Practitioners
RCM Royal College of Midwives
RCN Royal College of Nursing
RCOG Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
RCP Royal College of Pathologists
RCP Royal College of Physicians
RCPA Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia
RCS Royal College of Surgeons (England)
RCSI Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
RMA Registered medical assistant
RN Registered nurse
R.Ph Registered pharmacist
RPhT Registered pharmacy technician
RPN Registered practical nurse — See Licensed practical nurse
RPN Registered psychiatric nurse
RPS Royal Pharmaceutical Society
RRT Registered Respiratory Therapist - Respiratory therapy
RSN Renal support network
RT Radiologic technologist
RT Respiratory therapist – Respiratory therapy
SEN State Enrolled Nurse (UK) – See Licensed Practical Nurse
SHO Senior house officer (UK)
SIGN Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (similar to the English NICE)
SLP Speech-language pathologist
SN Student nurse
SOMA Student Osteopathic Medical Association
SpR Specialist registrar (UK)
STFM Society of Teachers of Family Medicine
UDC University Disability Consortium
UEMS Union Européenne des Médecins Spécialistes
UKPDS United Kingdom Prospective Diabetes Study
UNOS United Network for Organ Sharing
USMLE United States Medical Licensing Examination
VA Veterans Administration – United States Department of Veterans Affairs
WMA World Medical Association