StAR Doctor of Medicine (MD) programme

The aim of the Strategic Academic Recruitment (StAR) MD Programme is to accelerate the delivery of innovative, impactful translational research and build on highly skilled clinical expertise to improve modern healthcare issues.

The programme attracts some of the best research talent in Ireland, working across a range of research themes.

About the programme

The StAR MD degree by dissertation is a body of work representing two years of research activity (Doctoral Award NFQ Level 10). To graduate with the MD degree, you must provide evidence of an original contribution to medicine, surgery, psychiatry or medical science.

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Our partners

Opportunities are available for successful candidates to partner with one of the following:

Blackrock Health - Hermitage
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How to apply

Applications for the 2024 intake of the Strategic Academic Recruitment (StAR) MD Programme are now closed. 

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