The PhD Program seeks to train students for research and teaching careers. A graduate of the doctoral program gains the expertise in the area of medical sciences or health sciences and is prepared to work independently in both basic science or clinical research and education. The program is to train students to leave with very specialized skills in one discipline, but also with the ability to understand the conceptual frameworks contributed by researchers from other disciplines.
Doctoral students must meet the high requirements of several program subjects and their chosen concentration. Thus, the general trajectory of doctoral students in the program is based on the coursework tailored to the needs of the students and by the development of a dissertation prospectus as well as dissertation research and writing. The studies also allow a variety of elective courses, which aim is to develop wide professional and teaching skills. Students are obliged to complete the program within 3 years (6 semesters).