MD-PhD at the Faculty of Medicine

Students with a Master in Medicine can apply for an MD-PhD. The Faculty of Medicine awards for a completed PhD study the grade of “Dr. med.” and “Dr. sc. med.” (MD PhD) in the following PhD subjects:

·       Medicines Development

·       Biomedical Engineering

·       Biomedical Ethics

·       Clinical Research

·       Nursing Science

·       Epidemiology / Public Health, including Insurance Medicine

·       Sport Science

The duration of the study is three years and structured by the PhD regulations of the Faculty of Medicine. Typically, the thesis consists of at least three scientific publications. The first publication qualifies for the MD. Details of this program are described in the Ausführungsbestimmungen MD-PhD (in German). The SNSF – coordinated by SAMW – provides competitive MD-PhD fellowships.

Regulations on the awarding of doctoral scholarships through the national  MD-PhD Program

Link to the MD-PhD website of SAMW (Swiss Academy of Medical Science)

Registration and formalities:

The PhD Board of the Faculty of Medicine decides on the admission to the MD-PhD. All necessary documents have to be received by the board on the respective dates. More information see here.

Ausführungsbestimmungen MD-PhD