Postgraduate education

Doctorate in medicine

General information

After having obtained the federal or cantonal diploma in human or dental medicine, physicians pursue their training by undertaking assistant physician activities within various hospital services, in dental medicine or in basic medical research. Hospital training usually leads to obtaining a title of specialised physician according to the criteria established by the Federation of Swiss Physicians -FMH). 

During this postgraduate specialisation period, physicians have the opportunity to achieve their thesis in order to obtain a doctorate in medicine.