MD by Prior Publication

MD by Prior Publication

MD
Research

Course details

RCSI is pleased to offer the opportunity to medical graduates with a record of publications in medicine, surgery or clinical science to complete an MD by prior published works.

This route to an MD allows scholars who have sufficient research experience at doctoral level, as demonstrated through already published material, to gain academic recognition for their work over a minimum registration period of one year.

Researchers who have published their own original research, which examiners deem has made a significant contribution to knowledge, can obtain an MD award in recognition of this work when it is presented in the form of a coherent thesis and successfully assessed in a viva voce examination. 

To learn more about the MD by Prior Publication offered by RCSI, download the course information brochure below.

MD by Prior Publication – course information PDF | 1639.7 KB

Register your interest

Applications will open on 1 October 2021 and close on 24 October 2021. Applications must be submitted via Quercus and the link will be available here in October.

If you are interested in the programme, please register your interest prior to applications opening here.

Programme requirements

In order to be awarded the MD, participants must complete the following

  • Research ethics training (Recognition of Prior Learning may be considered if evidence of equivalent learning can be provided)
  • Presentation to peers at RCSI Research Day (normally in March)
  • Progress review
  • Final thesis and viva voce examination