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

 

Note: For the Doctoral Programme of the Lisbon Academic Medical Centre, applications are open permanently.

The Faculty of Medicine of the University of Lisbon (FMUL), the Institute of Molecular Medicine (IMM) and the Santa Maria University Hospital (HSM-CHLN) created a joint Doctoral Programme: Doctoral Programme of the Lisbon Academic Medical Centre (CAML). A programme centred on research projects of excellence, which includes a flexible training component by modules.

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

The CAML Ph.D. 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 deadlines and amounts indicated in the  tuition fee decision for the academic year 2020/2021  (deliberação de propinas para o ano letivo 2020/2021.)

The Faculty of Medicine of the University of Lisbon (FMUL), the Institute of Molecular Medicine Instituto de Medicina Molecular  (IMM) and Santa Maria University Hospital Hospital Universitário de Santa Maria  (HSM-CHLN) recently formed the Lisbon Academic Medical Centre, CAML (Dispatch 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 development of research, medical education and innovation in the health sciences. CAML intends to ensure the indispensable compatibility of medical education and research with the development of the caring mission, renewing the concept of a university hospital.

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

The CAML Ph.D. Programme focuses on research and aims to encourage clinicians to ask new questions regarding patients and diseases and to bring them to the laboratory. And conversely, 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 Directorate and Scientific Committee, both composed of representatives of the three institutions.

Pode consultar a sua constituição AQUI

Atribuições da Comissão Científica:

  • Avaliação dos programas de formação e créditos, apreciação das cadernetas formativas;
  • Apreciação dos processos de creditação;
  • Acompanhamento do processo de seleção e do percurso curricular do candidato;
  • Apreciação dos projetos de investigação científica para Tese e da admissibilidade para provas da tese final;
  • Elaboração de Pareceres para o Conselho Científico.

 Todas as decisões relacionadas com estas competências estão sujeitas à ratificação pelo Conselho Científico.

 

The CAML Ph.D. Programme focuses on research and aims to encourage clinicians to ask new questions regarding patients and diseases and to bring them to the laboratory. And conversely, 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 encourages research and proposes a very flexible curricular structure that can adapt to candidates from different medical and related fields, as well as allowing students to choose between full or part time mode. In this way, individual pathways are created that best suit the profiles of doctoral students.

During their Ph.D., candidates are guided 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 2 persons proposed by the supervisor, preferably one from the host institution, who are experts in areas related to the thesis topic and of a third person, the Tutor, chosen by the students from among the senior researchers. Tutors have the role of ombudsman and must monitor the institutional integration and the development of the scientific culture of the doctoral students.

The Doctoral Programme consists of:

An Advanced Training component equivalent to 1 semester (corresponding to 30 ECTS) with a student-oriented modular structure which can be developed continuously or intermittently during the duration of the Doctoral Programme

 

And

 

A Research Project, leading to the presentation and discussion of the Doctoral Dissertation, 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 seek to support quality and innovative applications. You can submit a preliminary 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 doctoral project. We believe that each project is unique and that is why we propose to follow-up the 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. Research teams of excellence participate in this programme. The Researchers/Professors are internationally recognized and conduct scientific projects in various areas of fundamental, clinical and translational research.

The programme is flexible and offered by modules throughout the Ph.D. Candidates, with the support of the supervisor, can choose the modules they wish to study.

Ph.D CAML Notice

For additional information, contact: 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 for the CAML Doctoral Programme, candidates must be part of 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  – (available soon)

Applications are made exclusively through the academic portal

Candidates 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 log in with the Campus account and then access the Candidate’s menu (at the top of the page) to start the Application.

If you don't remember your Campus account credentials (username or password) go to  retrieve credentials – and follow the instructions provided.

If you are unable to recover your username or password through the recovery mechanism, you should send an email to suporte@medicina.ulisboa.pt indicating the following data: Full name; Student no.; Course no.; Identification no. (BI/CC); External email.

Candidates who do not have a fénix account must  register – Fénix Registration. After creating the account, they will receive the username by email, after which they can make the application through the pacademic portal.

Notes on the application process:

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

  • Motivation letter with justification for the application option (addressed to the President of the Scientific Council of FMUL)

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

  • Statements by the thesis supervisor or supervisors with reference to the conditions for accepting and executing the project, with an explanation regarding the degree of innovation and the potential of the project to generate publications in indexed journals. The supervisor or co-supervisor, in a maximum of 3 persons in the supervising team, must be associated with the University of Lisbon, preferably with FMUL.
  • Short curriculum vitae of the supervisor and co-supervisors, whenever applicable, with reference to publications relevant to the project.
  • 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 the Lecturers/Researchers at CAML (preferably Ph.D. holders). This proposal must contain the contacts 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.

Advanced Course Applications

APPLICATION FORM

Pursuant to Dispatch No. 6665/2011 creating the Doctoral programme of the Lisbon Academic Medical Centre, during their Ph.D., candidates are guided by a supervising team and by the Thesis Committee and tutor. The Thesis Committee (TC) is responsible for monitoring and analysing the progress made by the students. The Tutor has the role of ombudsman and must monitor the institutional integration and the advancement of the scientific culture of Ph.D. students.

 

Read in detail the notes on the organization of the TC:

Notes Thesis Committee in PT
Guidelines for Thesis Committees

Download year 1, 3  and follow up TC reports (if applicable) 

The annual renewal of the registration is mandatory within the established deadlines. It is done at the fénix academic secretariat within the deadlines established annually and disclosed HERE. You can check the Annual Tuition Fees Order HERE

Renewal of registration requires the following:

  • No payments in arrears from previous years;
  • Payment of the 1st instalment of the academic year in question, or, applicable to FCT scholarship students, presentation of the scholarship contract or its annual renewal;
  • Annual submission of the written report on the work progress with the advice of the supervising team, to be sent annually from 1 June to 31 August to camlphd@medicina.ulisboa.pt 
  • Technical instructions for formalizing fénix registration on the tab: 
    • Student - Register – Registration processes – Register - select the “Discussion of the Scientific Project by the Advisor”, save, continue, end.
    • Student - Register - Registration processes - Register - select “respective year of the thesis”, save, continue, end.

Os estudantes em 1.º ano que não tenham à data da matrícula e inscrição na Faculdade de Medicina o contrato com a FCT, devem enviar ao IFA para o endereço de correio eletrónico camlphd@medicina.ulisboa.pt documento que comprove que foi considerado elegível para atribuição de bolsa.

Apos a formalização do contrato com a FCT deve ser enviada cópia do contrato para atribuição da isenção da propina gerada no sistema académico Fénix.

Anualmente devem solicitar a renovação anual da bolsa junto da FCT, com o envio da documentação e prazos definidos pela FCT:

https://www.fct.pt/faq/pr.phtml.pt?idFaq=EC5094EE-9E6E-4723-A89B-709B5CF8DD4A

As declarações de inscrição no programa doutoral para efeitos de renovação de bolsa FCT são emitidas pelo IFA, após solicitação do estudante.

 

  • Internos Doutorandos

A manutenção do estatuto de interno doutorando depende da apresentação de relatórios anuais elaborados pelo interno doutorando e confirmados pelo orientador do doutoramento e pelo responsável pela formação, que atestem o cumprimento dos objetivos estabelecidos.

Os relatórios anuais são enviados anualmente pelo estudante, antes da data de renovação, ao IFA, ACSS, FCT, Internato Medico.

A não apresentação do relatório anual ou a apresentação de um relatório com documentos em falta pode resultar na perda do estatuto de interno doutorando.

Nota: Esta informação não dispensa a consulta e a observação das regras definidas pela FCT e ACSS.

 

  • Custos de formação FCT

Para maior detalhe sobre o tema pode consultar o Despacho 23/2021, referente ao procedimento de disponibilização de verbas para a aquisição de bens e serviços diretamente relacionado com o projeto de doutoramento.

https://www.medicina.ulisboa.pt/sites/default/files/documentos/despacho-23-2021_0.pdf

 

As requisições mencionadas no despacho 23/2021 são efetuadas no portal da FMUL, com a indicação de requisição ao abrigo de “ PROJECTO” e referência “ neste campo colocar a referência da bolsa FCT”.

formulário da internet

As requisições são acompanhadas dos orçamentos e da carta do orientador a fundamentar a aquisição no âmbito do projeto de doutoramento em curso.

 

A validação das requisições e a gestão das verbas está a cargo da equipa de projetos da FMUL, integrada na área financeira, com o contato de endereço eletrónico   projetos@medicina.ulisboa.pt .

 

The registration process is carried out in the fénix academic portal candidate area, by completing all tabs and submitting the following documents:

  • Thesis proposal - Provisional Version
  • Updated abridged Curriculum Vitae, with reference to indexed publications (2 to 5 A4 pages);
  • Summary of the thesis (the thesis must include abstracts in Portuguese and in another official language of the European Union, with a minimum of 300 words each, up to 5 keywords in Portuguese and in another official language of the European Union, and indexes).

When, according to the specific regulations, the thesis is written in a foreign language, it must be accompanied by a more developed abstract in Portuguese of between 1200 and 1500 words.

  • Opinion(s) of the supervisor(s) on the final writing of the Thesis (2 copies - 1 A4
  • Presentation of the dated and signed Thesis Committee’s reports.

 

Supporting documents:

Logos FMUL + ULisboa

Cover and provisional cover page template

Rules for the Submission of the thesis approved by the Scientific Council on 24 June 2014

 

The process requires sending the documents, in pdf format, to the Advanced Training Institute (ATI) by email, Dropbox, Google Drive or WeTransfer to: provas.academicas@medicina.ulisboa.pt 


Mandatory documents:

Internal rules to be observed on the inside cover of the thesis

By decision of the Director of the FML (dispatch-48/2004), for the purposes of printing the Ph.D. thesis, all copies must contain on the inside cover the following statement, in bold and body 14, in the inner 1/4 of that page:

“The printing of this thesis was approved by the Scientific Council of the Faculty of Medicine of Lisbon at a meeting on (date of approval).”

 

Supporting documents:

Logo FMUL + ULisboa

Cover and provisional cover page template

Data transfer consent

 

Approval of the Thesis 

The thesis becomes definitive after the viva voce exam has been carried out (when corrections have not been requested) or after confirmation by the President of the Panel regarding the inclusion of the requested corrections.

 

Documents to be submitted:

After the viva voce exam, candidates have 30 working days to submit, under the terms of article 46 D of Decree-Law no. 65/2018, 1 copy of the paper thesis for the purposes of the legal deposit provided for in no. 4 of article 50 of the same decree-law.

Digital pen-drive submission is also required:

  • 3 copies of the final thesis;
  • 1 curriculum vitae;
  • 1 copy of the provisional version of the thesis.

The formatting of the cover of the definitive thesis follows the same criteria stated in the formatting of the provisional cover, excluding the designation “provisional version”.

Cover and final cover page template

The certification, certificate of completion of the degree, registration certificate and diploma are requested by filling in the form, draft, upon payment of the associated fees and can only be requested after the submission of the final copies of the thesis.

 

Advanced Courses’ Programmes 2020/2021

CAML's Doctoral programme stands out for its individualized and flexible path. Its organization is centred on the doctoral students and their research projects.

Our main objective is to enable doctoral students to 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 science and technology areas of health.

The curricular structure of the Doctoral programme, view syllabus, can be carried out over the four doctoral years, for a total of 30 credits, view training record booklet.

Our Ph.D. students can attend the Complete Clinical Research Course by making a single application, or they can apply to one or more modules according to the established application dates.

Instructions on how to apply are found below.

Core Courses - Inscrição curso por módulos ou completo

CALENDARIO

 

CLINICAL RESEARCH

Module I – Introduction to clinical research
 

Application: 27 November - 4 December

  • Course Date: 11-12 December 2020
  • Place: Faculty of Medicine of the University of Lisbon - Distance learning classes. Zoom link to be announced
  • Coordinated by: Professor A. Vaz Carneiro and Professor José Ferro (FMUL)
  • ECTS: 7.5
  • ​​​ Application: 27 November-4 December

Fees:
FMUL/ Ph.D. Students - Free

CLINICAL RESEARCH

Module II–  Statistical Tests 

  • Course Date: 8-9 January 2021
  • Place: Faculty of Medicine of the University of Lisbon - Distance learning classes. Zoom link to be announced
  • Coordinated by: Professor Paulo Nogueira (FMUL)
  • ECTS: 7.5
  • ​​​ Application:  28 December-4 January

Fees:
FMUL/ PhD Students - Free 

CLINICAL RESEARCH

Module III – Ethics in Clinical Research 

  • Course Date: 22-23 January 2021
  • Place: Faculty of Medicine of the University of Lisbon - Distance learning classes. Zoom link to be announced
  • Coordinated by: Professor Miguel Oliveira e Silva
  • ECTS: 7.5
  • ​​​Application: 12-19 January 2021

Fees:
FMUL/ PhD Students - Free 

 

CLINICAL RESEARCH

Module IV –  Causation Studies 

  • Course Date: 26-27 February 2021
  • Place: Faculty of Medicine of the University of Lisbon - Distance learning classes. Zoom link to be announced
  • Coordinated by: Professor José Ferro (FMUL)
  • ECTS: 7.5
  • ​​​ Application:  12-19 February

Fees:
FMUL/ PhD Students - Free 

CLINICAL RESEARCH

Module V – Clinical Trials 

  • Course Date: 12-13 March 2021
  • Place: Faculty of Medicine of the University of Lisbon - Distance learning classes. Zoom link to be announced
  • Coordinated by: Professor Joaquim Ferreira (FMUL)
  • ECTS: 7.5
  • ​​​ Application:  1-8 March 2021

Fees:
FMUL/ PhD Students - Free 

CLINICAL RESEARCH

Module VI – Diagnostic Studies 

  • Course Date: 16-17 April 2021
  • Place: Faculty of Medicine of the University of Lisbon - Distance learning classes. Zoom link to be announced
  • Coordinated by: Professor A. Vaz Carneiro (FMUL)
  • ECTS: 7.5
  • ​​​ Application: 5-12 April

Fees:
FMUL/ PhD Students - Free

CLINICAL RESEARCH

Module VII – Prognostic Studies (programme available soon) 

  • Course Date: 14-15 May 2021
  • Place: Faculty of Medicine of the University of Lisbon - Distance learning classes. Zoom link to be announced
  • Coordinated by: Professor Catarina Costa (FMUL)
  • ECTS: 7.5
  • ​​​Application: 30 Abril-7 May 2021

Fees:
FMUL/ PhD Students - Free 

CLINICAL RESEARCH

Module VIII–  Systematic Reviews (programme available soon)

  • Course Date: 28-29 May 2021
  • Place: Faculty of Medicine of the University of Lisbon - Distance learning classes. Zoom link to be announced
  • Coordinated by: Professor João Costa (FMUL)
  • ECTS: 7.5
  • ​​​ Application: 17-24 May 2021

Fees:
FMUL/ PhD Students - Free 

TECHNICAL SCIENTIFIC COURSES

Ensaios Clínicos

PROGRAMME

  • Course Date: 16 November-21 December 2020
  • Place: Faculty of Medicine of the University of Lisbon - Distance learning classes. Zoom link to be announced
  • Coordinated by: Professor A. Vaz Carneiro (IMPSP-FMUL)
  • ECTS: 5.0
  • ​​​ Application: 5-12 November 2020

Fees:
FMUL/ PhD Students - Free 

Useful Information

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 Faculty of Medicine), must start the application at https://fenix.medicina.ulisboa.pt/application.

To access, students 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, send an email to 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 registeHERE. After creating your account you will receive the username in your email address after which you can start the application at https://fenix.medicina.ulisboa.pt.

For additional information, please contact: camlphd@medicina.ulisboa.pt

 

Evaluated by the A3ES in 2018, for 4 years

Initial Registration: R/A-Cr 107/2010 of 28-07-2010

240 ECTS | 8 Semesters | CNAEF 720 Health | Code: 5449

It includes doctoral course

Degree awarded: Ph.D.

Notes: Branch included in the Doctoral Programme of the Lisbon Academic Medical Centre 

Alternative Paths

Specialties: Anatomy, Pathological Anatomy, Anaesthesiology and Reanimation, Biophysics, Cell and Molecular Biology, Biomathematics, Medical Biochemistry, Cardiology, Cardiovascular Surgery, General Surgery, Maxillofacial Surgery, Paediatric Surgery, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Medical Deontology, Dermatology and Venereology, Infectious and Parasitic Diseases, Health Economics, Endocrinology, Epidemiology, Pharmacology, Clinical Pharmacology, Physiology, Physiopathology, Gastroenterology, Genetics, Gerontology, Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Haematology, Histology and Embryology, History of Medicine, Imageology, Immunology, Clinical Immunology, Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, General and Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Forensic Medicine and Forensic Sciences, Nuclear Medicine, Preventive Medicine and Public Health, Microbiology and Parasitology, Nephrology, Neurosurgery, Neurology, Ophthalmology, Oncology, Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Otorhinolaryngology, Clinical Pathology, Paediatrics, Pulmonology, Medical Psychology, Psychiatry and Mental Health, Rheumatology, Sociology of Health, Urology.

Evaluated by the A3ES in 2018, for 4 years

Initial Registration: R/A-Cr 107/2010 of 28-07-2010

240 ECTS | 8 Semesters | CNAEF 721 Medicine | Code: 5573

It includes doctoral course

Degree awarded: Ph.D.

Notes: Branch included in the Doctoral Programme of the Lisbon Academic Medical Centre 

Alternative Paths

Specialties: Computational Biology; Cell and Molecular Biology; Developmental Biology; Biophysics; Medical Biochemistry; Bio-pathological Sciences; Functional Sciences; Physiology; Morphological Sciences; Epidemiology; Genetics; Immunology; Microbiology and Parasitology; Neurosciences

Evaluated by the A3ES in 2018, for 4 years

Initial Registration: R/A-Cr 107/2010 of 28-07-2010

240 ECTS | 8 Semesters | CNAEF 421 Biology and biochemistry | Code: 5596

It includes doctoral course

Degree awarded: Ph.D.

Notes: Branch included in the Doctoral Programme of the Lisbon Academic Medical Centre 

Alternative Paths

Specialties: Bioethics; Computational Biology; Human Biometrics; Bio-nanotechnologies; Palliative care; Human and Social Development; Education and Communication in Health Sciences; Epidemiology; Adolescent Health; Forensic Medicine and Forensic Sciences; Microbiology; Nutrition; Health Organization and Management; Medical Psychology; Psychopathology; Environmental Health

Programas Doutorais FCT

The University of Lisbon is the leading institution in Neurosciences in Portugal, as assessed either by number of publications or quotations in international Journals.

The Lisbon University Doctoral Program in Integrative Neuroscience (NeurULisboa) congregates the resources of renowned academic and research institutions of the University of Lisbon, to provide advanced training in Neuroscience.

With the general aim of better understanding the human nervous system, neuroscience remains one of the most challenging areas in biomedical research with a scope that ranges from the molecule, to (...)

The changes and instabilities occurring with environment, communities and local or regional cultures have major impacts upon the individuals, with marked and often negative effects upon their health, wellbeing and quality of life. Influences are however reciprocal, since human activity and behaviours also influence the environment and communities. These complex and closely intertwined influences between the environment, the impact of humans upon it, and in turn its influence upon human health and wellbeing are the aspects that make up the scope of Environmental Health.

On these days of (...)

FACULDADE DE MEDICINA DA UNIVERSIDADE DE LISBOA
Instituto de Formação Avançada

Av. Professor Egas Moniz
1649-028 Lisboa