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  • Study Type

    Full time available

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  • Start Date

    October, May

  • Course Duration

    3 years (full-time)

  • Course Type


  • Course Fees


  • Last Updated

    06 September 2018

Course content

The Doctor of Medicine is a research degree which will prepare you for publication of high-quality clinical research. It will also provide intensive clinical training which is ideal preparation for completion of MRCP(UK).

Course overview

This is an exciting opportunity to join a novel training course developed by the University of Chester along with the Countess of Chester Hospital in partnership with the Royal College of Physicians, London (including support for the candidates to obtain General Medical Council registration at the beginning of the course). The course constitutes a combination of three years of rotational hands-on training in all the major clinical specialities (e.g. Cardiology, Acute Medicine, Stroke Medicine and Neurology and others) in a top UK hospital, alongside comprehensive development of research skills.

Why Study Doctor of Medicine with us?

You will join a team of clinical, educational and research supervisors from Countess of Chester Hospital and the University of Chester in a well-developed three-year structured course, in which you will have opportunity to gain theoretical, clinical and research skills in all main specialities of Medicine. The research topic will be jointly run by the research team at the Institute of Medicine and the medical staff at one of the Countess of Chester Hospitals.

You will have the opportunity to:

  • Stay and work in one of the oldest universities in the UK.
  • Gain experience in a variety of research projects and methodologies, leading to publication(s) in peer reviewed journals.
  • Gain hands-on training in all major specialities of clinical medicine supported by named supervisors.
  • Clinical training portfolios akin to the UK local training programme in partnership with RCP London, enabling completion of MRCP.
  • Work as a junior doctor (paid work up to 20 hours a week) alongside the local graduates.

This course is ideal for ambitious International Doctors who will benefit from a Clinical MD, intensive clinical training, MRCP, options for working in the NHS and research training. We expect graduates from the course to become prominent clinical academics in their country of origin.

Course Enquiries

If you are interested in our Doctor of Medicine (MD) please complete our enquiry form.

How will I be taught?

You will be fully supported and encouraged to prepare and obtain the MRCP as well as producing a portfolio of research outputs suitable for publication. These will include clinical audits, systematic reviews and research papers. You will also have the opportunity to complete specialist modules from our MSc courses.

On average students should expect to be in clinics, clinical simulations, lectures, seminars, tutorials or data collection for 30 hours per week.

How will I be assessed?

Degrees will be rewarded after successful completion of the dissertation, including viva voce examination and the final examination at the end of three years.

Work Based Learning

You will have the opportunity to gain intensive clinical experience.

Course Fees

For our latest fees please visit our website.

Postgraduate Visit Opportunities

If you are interested in this courses we have a number of opportunities to visit us and our campuses. To find out more about these options and to book a visit, please visit our website

Request a Prospectus

If you would like to know more about the University please request a prospectus.

Visit the Doctor of Medicine (MD) page on the University of Chester website for more details!




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