MD by Prior Publication

MD by Prior Publication


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 | 1020.9 KB

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)
  • Progress review
  • Final thesis and viva voce examination