Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences

Doctor of Medicine (MD)

The Doctor of Medicine (MD) is a named or "professional" doctorate that provides the opportunity for experienced medical clinicians to undertake advanced study and research which can be directly applied toward clinical and practice issues. Completing this degree enables candidates to provide leadership in the profession through their advancement and dissemination of knowledge. The degree may be undertaken within or outside the University and may report research that has been undertaken prior to enrolment for the degree.


A candidate for the Doctor of Medicine is required to have been awarded the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery at the University of Auckland, or a medical degree that the University of Auckland considers to be equivalent. The candidate should have demonstrated an ability to pursue doctoral level research in the field of medicine or medical science and, following the completion of their medical qualification, had at least five years experience in medical practice or in an area considered comparable by the University of Auckland.

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