MD/PhD by prior publication
Applications now open

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


Researchers who have published their own original research, which examiners deem has made a significant contribution to knowledge, can obtain an MD or PhD 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. This route to an MD or PhD allows scholars to gain academic recognition for their work over a minimum registration period of one year.


Applications are now open via the RCSI website and close 2 October 2023. Further details can also be found on the website. Enquiries can be made to


Kind regards,

RCSI Surgery

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