Doctoral Programme of the Lisbon Academic Medical Centre – Ph.D. CAML

 

The Lisbon School of Medicine (FMUL), the Institute of Molecular Medicine (IMM) and Santa Maria University Hospital (HSM-CHLN) created a joint Doctoral Programme: Doctoral Programme of the Lisbon Academic Medical Centre (CAML). The programme focuses on research projects of excellence and has a flexible and modular training component.

Our mission is to enable candidates to conduct independent and original research projects and foster their critical thinking.

The Ph.D. CAML Programme seeks motivated candidates to pursue research in one of the following branches (and in their respective specialties): Biomedical Sciences; Medicine and Health Sciences and Technologies.

 

Fees/ Registration Fee

 

The tuition fee may be paid, in full or in instalments, according to the terms and amounts indicated in the tuition fee determination for the academic year  2020/2021

 

The Faculty of Medicine of the University of Lisbon (FMUL), the Institute of Molecular Medicine (IMM) and Santa Maria University Hospital (HSM-CHLN) recently formed the Lisbon Academic Medical Centre, CAML (Ordinance No. 1371/2009 of 27 October), a consortium that aims to promote the development of the academic dimension and the excellence of clinical practice, the modernization and advancement of research, medical education and health science innovation. The CAML intends to ensure the indispensable compatibility of medical education and research with the development of the assistance mission, renewing the concept of a university hospital.

In the scope of this consortium, the FMUL, the IMM and HSM-CHLN designed a joint doctoral programme: the CAML Doctoral Programme focuses on research projects of excellence and has a flexible and modular training component.

By focusing on research, the CAML Ph.D. Programme aims to encourage clinicians to ask new questions regarding patients and diseases and to bring them to the laboratory, and, conversely, to take questions from the laboratory to clinical practice. By bringing together medical and non-medical researchers, the programme encourages new collaborative approaches and more effective communication between basic and clinical researchers.

The three institutions, FMUL, IMM and HSM-CHLN, actively participated in the design of the Doctoral Programme, using existing resources and creating new synergies to create an attractive and motivating environment for doctors and researchers to conduct their doctoral theses. The programme is managed by a Board and Scientific Committee, both composed of representatives from the three institutions.

 

By focusing on research, the CAML Ph.D. Programme aims to encourage clinicians to ask new questions regarding patients and diseases and to bring them to the laboratory, and, conversely, to take questions from the laboratory to clinical practice. By bringing together medical and non-medical researchers, the programme encourages new collaborative approaches and more effective communication between basic and clinical researchers.

This programme intentionally favours research and proposes a very flexible curriculum structure that can be adapted to candidates from different medical and related fields, as well as allowing students to choose between a total or partial dedication regime. In this way, individual pathways are created that best suit the profiles of the doctoral students.

During their Ph.D., candidates are followed up by a supervisor and a Thesis Committee. The Thesis Committee is responsible for monitoring and analysing the progress made by the students. It consists of persons proposed by the supervisor, preferably one from the host institution, who are specialists in areas related to the thesis topic and of a third person, the Tutor, chosen by the student from among the senior researchers. The Tutor has the role of accompanying the institutional integration and the development of the doctoral student's scientific culture.

The Ph.D. Programme consists of:

An Advanced Training component equivalent to 1 semester (corresponding to 30 ECTS) with a (“student-oriented”) modular structure, which can be studied continuously or intermittently during the duration of the Ph.D. Programme.

and A Research Project leading to the presentation and discussion of the Doctoral Thesis, with a duration equivalent to seven semesters (210 ECTS, including 30 ECTS corresponding to the supervision of the scientific project by the thesis supervisor over the four years).

 

Would you like to conduct scientific research leading to a Ph.D.?

In the Doctoral Programme of the Lisbon Academic Medical Centre we want to support quality and innovative applications. Candidates can submit a Pre-application at any time of the year by sending a letter of intent (stating your motivation and research interests) and a Curriculum Vitae.

The Scientific Committee will support candidates to find the necessary conditions for the conduction of their Ph.D. projects. We believe that each project is unique and that is why we propose to accompany candidates in a personalized way.

The Doctoral Programme of the Lisbon Academic Medical Centre arises from the association between the Faculty of Medicine of Lisbon (FMUL), the Institute of Molecular Medicine (IMM) and Santa Maria Hospital – Northern Lisbon Hospital Centre. Excellent research teams participate in this programme, which counts on internationally recognized Researchers/Professors who carry out scientific projects in various areas of fundamental, clinical and translational research.

The programme includes a training component that is modular and flexible distributed throughout the Ph.D. period, and candidates, with the support of their supervisors, can choose the modules to attend.

In this context, the programme organizes annually a set of advanced courses for its doctoral students. These courses are also open to other participants. The planned courses and registration are here.

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For more information send an email to: camlphd@medicina.ulisboa.pt

 

Applicants who already have a defined project and a supervisor can submit their application at any time (see below):

Applications Open

To apply to the CAML Doctoral Programme, candidates must be included in a research unit of the CAML and have ensured the scientific supervision or co-supervision of the project by a researcher from FMUL/IMM/Northern Lisbon Hospital Centre.

 

NOTICE – (To be made available soon)

The application is made exclusively through the academic portal

Applicants who have a Campus account (who attend or have attended a course at the Faculty of Medicine), must start the application. When accessing, they must login through the Campus account and then access the Candidate menu (at the top of the page) to start the Application.

If candidates do not remember their Campus account credentials (username or password) they should  go to the link - – retrieve credentials - and follow the instructions provided.

If candidates are unable to recover their username or password via the recovery mechanism, they should send an email to support@medicina.ulisboa.pt indicating the following data:

Full name; Student number; Course number; Identification number (ID/CC); External email.

Applicants who do not have a phoenix access account must register – Fenix Registration. After creating the account, they will receive the username by email, after which they can start to make the application through the academic portal.

 

Notes on the application process:

The application is formalized on the academic portal with the submission of the following documents (the CV and project templates and application must be downloaded from the platform after the initial registration):

i) Letter of motivation with personal justification for the application (addressed to the President of the Scientific Council of FMUL)

Professor José Melo Cristino, President of the Scientific Council of the Faculty of Medicine of Lisbon, University of Lisbon.

ii) Declarations of the supervisor or thesis supervisors with reference to the conditions of reception and execution of the project, an explanation about the degree of innovation and potential of the project to generate publications in indexed journals. The supervisor or co-supervisor, in a maximum of 3 persons in the supervision team, must work at the University of Lisbon, preferably FMUL.

iii) Short curriculum vitae of the supervisor and co-supervisors, whenever applicable, with reference to publications relevant to the project.

 iv) Thesis Committee proposal

The Thesis Committee consists of 2 persons chosen by the Supervisor (preferably one internal and one external to CAML) and a third person chosen by the Doctoral Student from among CAML Professors/Researchers (preferably Ph.D. holders). This proposal must contain the contact and affiliation of the proposed members.

The tutor can be appointed up to 6 months after the approval of the Ph.D. project by the Scientific Council of FMUL. When submitting the application, there is only the obligation to present the 2 persons proposed by the supervisor.

APPLICATIONS FOR ADVANCED COURSES

APPLICATION FORM

 

Advanced Courses:

ADVANCED COURSE PROGRAMMES 2019/2020

The doctoral programme of the CAML stands out for its individualized and flexible path. Its organization is centred on the doctoral students and their research project.

Our main objective is to enable doctoral students conduct original research projects, enhanced by a unique academic research and care environment, which includes clinical and non-clinical researchers, in an integrative concept involving the clinical, biomedical and health science and technology areas.

The curricular structure of the Doctoral programme, syllabus,  can be carried out over the four years of the doctorate, in a total of 30 credits. training offer.

If students are already CAML Ph.D. student, they can attend the Full Clinical Research Course by making a single application, or enrol in one or more modules according to the set application dates.

The application instructions are below.

 

CORE COURSES
 

CLINICAL RESEARCH (Full Course)

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Coordinators: António Vaz Carneiro/José Ferro
Application date: 6-18 November

CLINICAL RESEARCH (by modules)
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Module I – Introduction
Coordinators: António Vaz Carneiro/José Ferro
ECTS: 7.5
Date: 29- 30 November 2019

Module II – Ethics in Clinical Research
Programme
Coordinator: António Barbosa
ECTS: 7.5
Date: 13- 14 December 2019

Module III – Statistical Tests
Programme
Coordinator: Ruy Ribeiro
ECTS: 7.5
Date: 10-11 January 2020

​​​​​Module IV – Causality Studies
Programme
Coordinator: José Ferro
ECTS: 7.5
Date: 24-25 January 2020

Module V – Clinical Trials
Programme
Coordinator: Joaquim Ferreira
ECTS: 7.5
Date: 7-8 February 2020
Application deadline: 3 February 2020

Module VI – Diagnostic Studies
Programme
Coordinator: António Vaz Carneiro
ECTS: 7.5
Date 6-7 March 2020
Application: from 27 February until 3 March 2020

Module VII – Prognostic Studies
Programme (available soon)
Coordinator: Catarina Fonseca
ECTS: 7.5
Date: 17-18 Abril 2020

Module VIII – Systematic Reviews
Programme 
Coordinator: João Costa
ECTS: 7.5
Date: 8-9 May 2020
Applications: 27 Abril until 4 May

 

WORKSHOPS

GRAPHIC DESIGN
Programme
Course Date: 4-5 March (9 am-6pm)
Venue: Room 9 – Egas Moniz Building, Faculty of Medicine of the University of Lisbon
Coordinator: Professor Domingos Henrique in collaboration with the Ph.D. Students Commission

ECTS: not applicable

Applications: 17 to 24 (12 noon) February 2020

TECHNICAL SCIENTIFIC COURSES

NEUROPHARMACOLOGY

​​​​​Programme
Course Date: 9 March until 5 June 2020
Venue: Faculty of Medicine of the University of Lisbon

Coordinator: Professor Ana Sebastião
ECTS: 6.0

​​​Applications: 17-23 February 2020

Fees:
FMUL/CAML Ph.D. Students - Free
CAML Applicants (iMM-JLA/FMUL/CHULN) - Free
Other candidates from the University of Lisbon - Free
Other Applicants - 270 €

 

CONSTRUCTION, VALIDATION AND INTERPRETATION OF QUESTIONNAIRES

Application Period: Wait for dates
Registration Period: Wait for dates
Course Duration: Wait for dates

 

CLINICAL TRIALS

Application Period: Wait for dates
Registration Period: Wait for dates
Course Duration: Wait for dates

COMPLEMENTARY SKILS

WRITING AND SUBMITTING SCIENTIFIC ARTICLES
Application Period: 2-27 March
Registration Period: 13-24 April
Course Duration: 5 May until 4 July

Calendar

 

Applications will be submitted on https://fenix.medicina.ulisboa.pt

 

Applicants who already have a @campus.ul.pt account (who are attending or have attended a course at the Faculdade de Medicina), must start the application at https://fenix.medicina.ulisboa.pt/application.

To access must log in with the Campus account and then access the Candidate menu (at the top of the page) to start the application.

If you don’t remember the username or password of the account click HERE and follow the instructions for the recovery of the username or password.  If you cannot retrieve your username or password trough the recovery mechanism, you should send an email to the address suporte@medicina.ulisboa.pt with the following data: full name; student number; course number identification; ID number (BI/CC); External email.

 

Applicants who do not have a @campus.ul.pt account (Fenix) should register HERE. After creating your account you will receive in your email the username after which can start the formalization of the application in https://fenix.medicina.ulisboa.pt.

 

For further questions please contact: camlphd@medicina.ulisboa.pt

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Observações: Ramo inserido no Programa Doutoral do Centro Académico de Medicina de Lisboa

 

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Registo inicial: R/A-Cr 107/2010 de 28-07-2010

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Grau atribuído: Doutor

Observações: Ramo inserido no Programa Doutoral do Centro Académico de Medicina de Lisboa.


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