The Faculty of Biology and Medicine (FBM), Lausanne university, together with "Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne" (EPFL) have developped a Doctorate in Medicine and in Sciences for medical graduates aiming for an academic career. Lausanne MD-PhD Commission is responsible for this programme which offers a high quality education in sciences.

The MD-PhD programme is designed for medical students or medical graduated from Swiss or foreign universities interested in sciences and in an academic career.

To enter the MD-PhD programme, candidates should have been selected by the MD-PhD Commission. The criteria for selection are successful test results, scientific commitment, the planned research project and an interview.

The programme includes a preparatory training and a doctoral training part. The success of the preparatory training is the prerequisit to undertake MD-PhD doctoral studies. At the end of their cursus within the MD-PhD programme the students are graduated as Doctor in Medicine and in Sciences.

The programme allows students to acquire scientific competences for research, centered on the diseases and the patient. It is important to preserve the translational link to the clinics and that the clinical instruction continues after the MD-PhD programme. Research can be carry out in all the fields and can be combined with the medical practice.

Click on these links to learn more about the MD-PhD track:
(Information in French and English/Information en français et anglais)

Official website
PhD Program
Rules, Info & Forms





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