Structure and Organization
Our research-oriented training, seeks to engage clinicians in asking new questions at the bedside and take them to the lab. And reciprocally bridge questions from the lab to the clinic. The Lisbon Academic Center PhD Program fosters new collaborative approaches and a more effective communication between basic and clinical researchers.
The PhD candidates are accompanied by a Supervisor and also by a Thesis Committee that reviews the progress made by the student. The Thesis Committee includes two specialists in areas related with the theme of the thesis, preferably one from other institution, and includes the students’ Tutor. The Tutor, chosen by the student from among senior researchers, assures the students’ institutional integration and encourages the development of their scientific culture.
The PhD Program comprises:
A Research Project that leads to the Thesis (equivalent to 7 semesters 210 ECTS).
An Advanced Training component (equivalent to 1 semester, 30 ECTS), with a modular structure (student-oriented), which can be taken continuously or intermittently throughout the PhD Program.