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Doctor of Medicine (MD)

  • Doctorate (PhD)

The Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree is primarily for Otago medical graduates who have completed published original research in any branch of medical science. The academic standard is equivalent to Doctor of Science (DSc).

Key details

Degree Type
Doctorate (PhD)
Course Code
MD

About this course

The Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree is primarily for Otago medical graduates who have completed published original research in any branch of medical science. The academic standard is equivalent to Doctor of Science (DSc).

Entry requirements

  1. The degree shall be awarded for published original contributions of special excellence in a branch of medical science.
  2. Every candidate for the degree must either
    1. have held the degrees of Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery of a university in New Zealand or an equivalent medical qualification approved by the Academic Board of the Otago Medical School for at least five years before applying for admission to the degree; or
    2. have been admitted with the status of one who is entitled to proceed to the degree.
  3. A candidate for the degree shall normally be a medical graduate of the University of Otago, or shall have completed a substantial proportion of the work to be presented while working in a department of the University.

Study locations

Dunedin