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The FMI International MD-PhD Program

Since summer 2016, the FMI offers research-oriented medical students and physicians the opportunity to carry out cutting-edge biomedical research in a stimulating, highly international and collaborative atmosphere.

Affiliated with the Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research and the University of Basel, the FMI brings together under one umbrella the excellence of the PhD training at FMI, the distinction of the Basel Medical School and a privileged relationship with the researchers of a major pharmaceutical company. It provides interdisciplinary training in basic research and access to cutting-edge technologies such as advanced microscopy, genomics, proteomics, protein structure and bioinformatics, among others.

In the FMI International MD-PhD program, medical doctors with an interest in fundamental scientific research work together with internationally recognized scientists in the fields of epigenetics, neurobiology, and quantitative biology, developing a research project with their group leader.

In addition to guidance from their advisor, students also receive advice from their thesis committee members, one of which is from the medical Faculty. In addition, the FMI Dean of Students and the Guidance Counsellor are available to support the academic and professional development of the students.

A wide range of theoretical and practical courses are offered at both the FMI and the University of Basel. After completion of their research, submission of a written thesis and successful thesis defense, candidates are awarded a PhD degree from the University of Basel.

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If you do not have a medical background please see our PhD Program.

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