Eligibility Requirements

The Degree of Doctor of Medicine may be awarded:

a) to a graduate in medicine of the University of at least three years standing;
or
b) to a graduate in medicine of another University recognised by Senate for this purpose, provided that

  1. the qualification was obtained at least three years previously,
  2. is recognised for registration by the General Medical Council of the United Kingdom, and
  3. the intending candidate is, at the time of his/her application, a member of the academic staff of the University or is otherwise engaged in appropriate clinical or scientific work within the Leicestershire area or, in special cases, in any hospital associated with the Leicester Medical School.

To be admitted to the Degree of Doctor of Medicine a candidate shall have satisfied the examiners either:

a) by means of a thesis in any branch of medicine, surgery, or medical science, which has been specifically composed for the purpose, includes a review of the relevant background literature, contains a critical account of original laboratory-based or clinical research, carried out personally by the candidate, that constitutes a significant contribution to knowledge, and contains material which is deemed worthy of publication and shall have satisfied the examiners in an oral examination; or

b) with the approval of the MD Degree Board of Studies, by submission of collected inter-related published works or clinical case studies embodying original work, of which a substantial proportion has been carried out personally by the candidate, and constituting a significant contribution to knowledge.

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