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. In order to graduate with the MD degree, you must provide evidence of an original contribution to any area of 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:

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How to apply

Applications are invited from interested registrars/specialist registrars.

Please complete the application form and submit it, along with an up-to-date CV and research project proposal (500 words) to by 6 January 2023.

Key dates

  • Applications open: 26 September 2022
  • Applications close: 6 January 2023 (5pm GMT)
  • Interviews: End of January/early February 2023
  • Positions begin: July 2023

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