PhD Tracks at Erasmus MC
Erasmus MC PhD candidates become independent researchers who are able to solve complex questions, based on scientific evidence. During their PhD at Erasmus MC, they are part of a big international community and get to work in a state-of-the art facility.
Candidates will have the competencies to appraise scientific research and have made important steps towards being biomedical academics. They are optimally prepared to become the future (clinical) research staff at university medical centers, research universities, research institutes, and/or fill staff and policy positions, such as in management of biomedical universities, hospitals and other health care organizations, biomedical and pharmaceutical companies, ministries, and many more.
PhD Research and Education
PhD candidate of Erasmus MC Graduate School has access to both generic and highly specialized courses. A PhD project is an individual trajectory and is tailored to their needs. Within the first few months they develop, together with their supervisors, their own program that best suits their scientific needs as well as their desired career path.
PhD education in the Erasmus MC Graduate School is divided over four PhD tracks: a Core track with courses that are applicable for all PhD candidates (such as Scientific Integrity, Academic writing, personal development) and three content-based tracks: Health Sciences, Clinical Sciences and Biomedical Sciences. Please note that irrespective of the PhD project, all PhD candidates are welcome to follow any PhD course in any track.