Online PhD in Academic Medicine

@ EUCLID | An Intergovernmental University

An affordable, fully online PhD in academic medicine (in full: (Academic and Research Medicine) offered by EUCLID, an intergovernmental mandate and proven track-record of training world-class civil servants, diplomats, professors, and experts.

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EUCLID, an intergovernmental treaty-based institution with a university mandate, offers to select students from the general public an online PhD in academic medicine with a focus on clinical research and academic (faculty) careers. Its vision is to bring to a wider and Global South audience the world-class best practices taught and experienced at our two institutions of reference: Stanford and Cedars-Sinai.

It is, to date, the only PhD program in this field offered by an international intergovernmental organization.

Its purpose is to prepare highly qualified academic and research medicine professionals able to serve in civil service, international organizations, health care institutions, universities, as well as non-governmental organizations globally.

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A rare PhD in Academic Medicine Speciality

Academic medicine PhD holders are post-graduate graduates with a proven ability to lead teaching and research in academic and research institutions. This affordable and fully online PhD program aims to prepare medical and pharmaceutical graduates (MD, DO, MBBS, MPharm, MSN, some MPH, Mbiochemistry) for cutting edge research and teaching careers at the world's leading institutions.

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EUCLID provides comprehensive training cover both the academic as well as professional aspects of a doctoral-level program, including: academic writing (including journal publications), grant-writing, personal and professional communications technologies, resume building (LinkedIn, portfolios), etc.

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EUCLID's online Ph.D. in Academic Medicine (Academic and Research Medicine) represents 90 US credits (120 ECTS) of coursework beyond the Bachelor's. In practice, students may enter the program with a relevant MD, DO, MSN, MBBS or other aligned Master's degree, complete 30 to 35 US credits of core doctoral courses, followed by the actual writing of the dissertation in 5 phases. The resulting thesis should be a publishable book offering a clear contribution to the field and establishing the author as a subject-matter expert.


Focus & Specializations

Among the suggested areas of focus are:

- Academic publishing
- Academic careers and leadership
- Teaching in academic settings
- Medical research
- Grant writing
- IGOs and non-governmental organizations
- Pharmaceutical careers.

Admissions + Program Brochure

For more information on a specific point, please contact the Admissions Office.

Applicants should have a relevant master’s degree or its international equivalent (see above), awarded by a recognized institution (usually listed in the UNESCO-IAU WHED system or handbook).

Fluency in English (spoken and written) is required and will be tested. 
Students are expected to be in position to dedicate 10 to 15 effective hours of study on a weekly basis.

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Per Credit

$ 145 per credit
  • Credits: About 55
  • Duration: 3 years

Entire Program

$ 8,825 total tuition including IAF
  • Credits: About 55
  • Duration: 3 years

With Scholarship

$ 7,630 total tuition with 15% reduction
  • IGO staff; ECOWAS residents
  • Duration: 3 years

@ EUCLID: An Extraordinary Network of Memberships and Participations

United Nations Treaty Series

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EUCLID's founding treaty is registered and sealed in the United Nations Treaty Series (multilateral 49006/7)

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The EUCLID Secretary General is a full member of the International Association of University Presidents

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EUCLID is a formal party to the IACA Agreement (treaty) along with more than 80 UN Member States



EUCLID is an associate member of the International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education

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EUCLID is a member of the Academic Council on the United Nations System

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EUCLID is a member of the United Nations Academic Impact initiative

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EUCLID is a member of the Association of African Universities

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EUCLID is a member of the Association of Universities of Asia and the Pacific


Program Curriculum (select / core modules):

ACA-401DAcademic Methods2-34-6Gulma
TPH-499Critical Thinking24Roberts / Ebuziem
AMED-MBIOMedical Biochemistry48TBA
AMED-AM1Academic Medicine35von Schwarz
AMED-DDD1Drug Discovery and Development 135Ayebazibwe TBC
AMED-DDD2Drug Discovery and Development 235Ayebazibwe TBC
AMED-LEAD Leadership in the Academic Medical Center35von Schwarz
AMED-MR1Medical Research, Audit and Teaching350External
AMED-AMDAcademic Medicine and Publishing from Developing Countries35Sigamani
BIOE-PTMRBioethics: Proper treatment and medical research2550Cleenewerck
DissertationDoctoral Dissertation (in 5 blocks)2550EUCLID Panel

More Information

Faculty Profiles | Link

Meet EUCLID's dedicated faculty members including active diplomats and active or retired senior government officials.

Alumni Profiles | Link

EUCLID alumni constitute a high-level global network active at the United Nations and many national governments. 

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Institutional Brochure | Link

Access both EUCLID's institution brochure and annual reports as well as this program's dedicated programmatic presentation in PDF format.

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Institutional Recognition | Link

As an intergovernmental, treaty-backed public institution, EUCLID stands out in a crowded field of for-profit or purely national institutions of higher learning.


“Having certificates that accurately document how you have evolved over time, I feel, will be invaluable over the course of a career” — Prof. R. A. Lue, Harvard University 

Get recognized for your knowledge when you earn course (module) completion certificates from EUCLID (Euclid University), and use it to demonstrate your determination and competency to become a specialized expert in the field of energy studies.

All complete courses are elegible for certificate issuance, with additional fees for Accredible issuance.
Disclaimer: The visual representation of the certificate here serves as an exemplar, and may be subject to change at the discretion of the University.

'EUCLID: Providing university-level training for staff of the world's foremost institutions'

Current and past students/alumni are employed by the world's foremost institutions, including:

United Nations

The world's foremost intergovernmental organization:

US Government

Students working for US Federal Agencies including the State Dpt:

European Investment Bank

A major multilateral financial institutions:

Swiss Armed Forces

Swiss excellence, at its pinnacle international peace-keeping:


The UN specialized agency serving children's needs globally:


The UN specialized agency based in Geneva, serving and monitoring global health:

Catholic Church

One of the world's oldest and most influence institutions:


A major regional block for economic and political integration:


EUCLID Climat and Energy Studies Center | Liaison Office
450 Rue Baden Powell
34000 Montpellier


Email: [email protected]     Phone: +33 (0) 4 67 69 74 13  
Offices: Montpellier FR, Bangui CF, Banjul GM, Washington US