Postgraduate Curricula

Educating young scientists in the field of molecular imaging technology is not straightforward, as the field is rapidly developing and truly multidisciplinary. We plan to integrate molecular imaging into the postgraduate curriculum for medical students and students of the science faculty (MNF). For the postgraduate education, we propose 4 individual educational curricula (tracks), three of them for medical residents (Tracks 1-3).

Track 1. Integrated research.

Candidates: MDs during resident training.

After an initial training in a specific laboratory, the candidates carry out their research project on a weekly basis, e.g. 1 day per week. This track is particularly well suited for projects in which long-term follow-ups are needed and/or a rapid clinical translation is possible. Laboratory animal course (LTK) module 1 will be included.

Track 2. Research block of 12 months.

Candidates: MDs during resident training.

Residents are freed from clinical duties for a specified time period during which the candidate fully dedicates his time to research, either in the clinic or in the laboratory. Includes LTK module 1.

Track 3. MD/PhD curriculum.

Candidates: MDs

More specifically, we will recruit MD-PhD candidates, who are ideally suited to act as interfaces between the clinical and animal research environments. We will support appropriate candidates early on, supervising the development of their PhD study-plan and project concept as well as the application to the MD-PhD committee. Includes LTK module 1.

Track 4. PhD curriculum.

Candidates: students with MNF or ETH master’s degree.

PhD students are integrated in one of the PhD programs of the UZH/ETHZ, chosen according to the most relevant research area for the respective PhD project (Zurich Center for Integrative Human Physiology, ZIHP; Zentrum für Neurowissenschaften Zürich, ZNZ; and others). Includes LTK module 1.