PhD/MD-PhD Students

The PhD programme Clinical Research at the Faculty of Medicine is a unique doctorate course in Switzerland.

The PhD Clinical Research programme is open to candidates with a master's degree in human medicine or life sciences (sports and sports science, biochemistry, biology, biostatistics, biotechnology, biochemistry, epidemiology, nursing, pharmaceutical sciences, psychology, public health, insurance medicine, veterinary medicine, dentistry). Graduates acquire the title Dr. sc. med. clinical research.

Candidates with a master's degree in medicine can also apply for the programme MD-PhD Clinical Research, which leads to the acquisistion of the titles Dr. med. and Dr. sc. med. Ideally, candidates should already have clinical research experience, such as a master's thesis in clinical research, participation in relevant summer schools or research programmes during the elective year. Medical students can be included in the MD-PhD programme provisionally after completion of the practical part of their master's thesis.

Information about PhD/MD-PhD
program Clinical Research

Prerequisits & admission

Contact & further information
Nicole Salvisberg
Phone +41 61 328 68 09

Promotion offers for PhD/MD-PhD students

Free-of-charge consulting services

Study Consulting
Project-related advice tailored to all type of research projects.
Find more information here.

Data Analysis/Statistics: Open consultation
Consultation on methodological or statistical aspects of research projects and clinical trials.
Find more information here.


Free-of charge/reduced course fees

Students, who are members of a clinical reseach group at our department benefit from the following course fee reductions:

Course/programmeRegular course feeCourse fee for members of DKF clinical research groups
DAS Clinical Trial Practice and ManagementCHF 13'500CHF 10'500
CAS Study Nurse/CoordinatorCHF 5'000CHF 4'000
CAS Clinical Research ICHF 6'000CHF 5'000
CAS Clinical Research IICHF 6'000CHF 5'000
GCP BasiskursCHF 700free-of-charge
GCP AufbaukursCHF 400free-of-charge
Project Management in Clinical Study OperationsCHF 1'500CHF 750
Applied StatisticsCHF 1'500CHF 750
Essentials in Health Research MethodologyCHF 1'500/3'000CHF 750/1'500

Further information & links