The aim of the program is to obtain a postgraduate subject-specific qualification in experimental research for physicians by acquiring the Dr. rer. nat. / PhD in accordance with the Doctoral Graduation Regulations of the international Graduate School of Life Sciences (GSLS)

The doctoral researchers are free to choose their thesis subject and the institution hosting the research. The Doctoral researchers are expected to register with the GSLS and will complete a structured doctoral training program that includes an individual training phase as well as a defined phase with clinical work during the last year of funding.