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Career Development

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Dr. Laura Dittmar
Head of Research and Development Unit
Phone: +49 521 106-67426  

The Medical School OWL will provide quality-assured scientific qualification for all career stages by means of structured programs and in this way support young scientists in their scientific and clinical career paths. With a view to the individual life situation, a major focus here is on the often difficult compatibility of research activities with clinical training or work in patient care.

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A research-oriented, scientifically sound and interdisciplinary education is designed to prepare students for doctoral studies already during their studies. On the one hand, this is offered within the framework of a structured doctoral program leading to the degree of Dr. med. In addition, students are enabled to complete the doctorate in interdisciplinary, postgraduate programs. The doctoral programs are scheduled to start in parallel with the start of studies in the winter semester 2021/22.

After the doctorate, the further career steps of the graduates will be supported and specifically promoted by specific offers in accordance with the different career paths for Medical and Clinician Scientists.

A multi-stage Clinician Scientist program is intended to enable a continuous, modular scientific-medical career path "from specialist training to professorship". The program provides for release phases for the implementation of research projects, binding target agreements and an accompanying qualification program. Within the framework of the program, a special focus will be placed on the compatibility of family, medical work and research. A particular concern is the promotion of young female scientists.

Information on the completed call for proposals for the funding of "Digital Clinician Scientists" as part of a pilot phase of the subject-specific funding line of the same name can be found here.

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