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CAML’s research-oriented PhD Programme aims at encouraging clinicians to formulate new questions regarding patients and diseases and bring them to the laboratory. And, conversely, bring questions from the lab to clinical practice. By bringing together medical and non-medical researchers, the program fosters new collaborative approaches and a more effective communication between basic and clinical researchers.

This programme intentionally focuses on research and proposes a very flexible curricular structure, which can adapt to candidates from different medical and related fields, as well as allow students to choose between a full- or part-time system. This allows creating individual pathways, to suit each doctoral student’s profile.

During their PhD studies, applicants are accompanied by an adviser and a Thesis Committee. The Thesis Committee is tasked with monitoring and analysing the progress made by the student. It is composed of two elements proposed by the adviser, preferably affiliated with the host institution, who are experts in areas related to the thesis’ topic, and a third element, the Tutor, who is chosen by the student from among senior researchers. The Tutor’s role is has a supervisory nature and he/she must accompany the institutional integration and the development of the doctoral student’s scientific culture.

The PhD Programme comprises:

An advanced training component, equivalent to one semester (corresponding to 30 ECTS), with a modular structure (“student-oriented”), which can be developed continuously or intermittently over the duration of the PhD Programme
A Research Project leading to the presentation and discussion of a PhD Dissertation, with a duration equivalent to seven semesters (210 ECTS, including 30 ECTS corresponding to the advisory of the scientific project by the thesis adviser over the four years).

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