PhD in Experimental Surgery


Program Description

Graduates in Experimental surgery Postgraduate Doctor degree studies in Biomedical Sciences (Ph.D. programs) are usually physicians who have deep knowledge of theoretical disciplines and control the basic and the advanced laboratory techniques. The graduates should be able to build a hypothesis, select appropriate methods to test the scientific hypothesis, to interpret the results of their work, to publish in scientific journals (with impact factor) and to present the result on scientific symposia and conferences. Graduates in the Ph.D. program in Experimental surgery have the excellent qualification to advance with his/her career in surgery and to achieve university degrees.

The duration of doctoral degree programs (PhD. programs) in biomedicine is at least 4 years, with the possibility to participate in international projects.

Description of verification and evaluation criteria

The entrance procedure must be undergone by each applicant in the presence of his/her intended Supervising Tutor. The entrance examination is held in the form of an interview before a board (the number of its members is provided by the organization rules of DSPB) and it checks the student’s capacity for scientific work in the given field as well as significance and practicability of the project that the applicant enters the procedure with.

The board evaluates:

  1. Quality of the thesis project and quality of rendering – the project must be structured as follows:
    introduction; literature search, including several basic citations; hypothesis and objective(s) of the thesis, in accordance with the type and subject matter of the project; and the planned methods to be used.
    Maximum score – 40 points
  2. Previous professional (scientific) activity in the given field of surgery. Previous activities related to the project or to other scientific activity are evaluated, preferably publications and lectures (Student Scientific Conference or other conferences), participation in grant projects.
    Maximum score – 20 points
    The applicant will receive the full number of points as the first author, or 50 % as a co-author.
  3. Financial coverage of the project – a grant (a mere grant application does not mean financial coverage of the project), research concepts, sponsorship – is bonified as well as the Principal Researcher’s written consent to support the project financially.
    Maximum score – 40 points
  4. Written consent of the Head of the unit to allow implementation of the applicant’s project at the institution that he/she is in charge of.
  5. As the field is called experimental surgery, at least part of the project must be performed in co-operation with an experimental institution, or at an accredited institution for basic research. Written consent of the Head or Manager to co-operation on the project must be enclosed.
  6. At clinical units, the applicant’s project must be approved by the Ethical Committee.

Scoring is done by each member of the examining board. The standing of the applicants will be set according to the resulting number of points. Minimum points required is 50.
The lists with standings of the applicants for the full-time studies and combined studies will be made up separately.
Requirements stated in points 4 to 6 should be met through the documents submitted by the applicant at the Dean Office of the 1st Faculty of Medicine by 30th April 2019. These documents will be considered by the board.

Conditions for admission

Admission to Doctoral studies is conditioned by successful completion of a Master's study program.

Verification method: entrance exam
Confirmation date (of entrance exam) from: 03.06.2019 Until: 24.06.2019
Alternative date (of entrance exam) from: 01.07.2019 Until: 22.07.2019
Last updated Dec 2018

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