Care for educationThe training we offer not only focuses on skills that are needed for a successful completion of the project but also on competences required to take the next career step to either academic or non-academic functions.
The program takes place within a KNAW-accredited research school in the context of a nationally and internationally oriented, ambitious scientific community and state-of-the-art research facilities. All candidates conduct their research in a personal supervisors-trainee setting. We disapprove a single supervisor for a candidate.
We motivate all our candidates – also those without a medical background – to attend outpatient clinics / surgery / public health settings in order to optimally identify themselves with the subject of their project. A broad range of subject-related and methodology-related courses is available to obtain the skills needed for the project. In addition to this, training opportunities are offered that help the candidates reaching their personal goals beyond the project, such as scientific integrity and personal leadership.
The graduate school takes the quality of the courses and teaching very seriously. All teachers are required to obtain a teaching qualification that fits their role in the school. Also, every course is evaluated by the candidates each time it is taught.
Dealing with PhD stress
A lot of PhD graduates experience at times high levels of stress or dejection. Long days & weekends in the lab trying to get an experiment to work, to complete a manuscript for submission or to finish their thesis might sound familiar. However, too much stress can lead to mental health challenges.read more
Education RIHS Introduction Course for PhD candidatesDate: 15 October 2020
This 1.5 day course is offered by the Radboud Institute for Health Sciences and is mandatory for PhD candidates at that institute.read more
Radboud Da Vinci ChallengeThis one-year program for excellent PhD candidates with special professional qualities focuses on participants’ broad personal development. They take part in interesting discussions about fundamental issues under the supervision of top lecturers from various disciplines. read more
Junior researcher Radboudumc program PhD candidates
Would you like to do a PhD after you earn your Master’s degree? Our research institutes offer PhD candidates a full or part-time interdisciplinary training program that can be tailor-made.read more
Junior researcher Radboudumc program PhD candidatesRadboudumc's vision is to train junior researchers who have the intrinsic ambition to have a significant impact on healthcare and become highly qualified independent scientists. Our research institutes offer PhD candidates a full or part-time interdisciplinary training program that can be tailor-made to meet their specific research interests and career goals.
During your PhD, you will focus on scientific research culminating in the defence of a PhD thesis. However, we also believe in the importance of self-development. Therefore, your PhD training should focus on research skills and knowledge as well as competencies required to take your next career step, whether in or outside academia.
The PhD programs at our three research institutes are recognized by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW).
PhD candidates at Radboudumc will be registered at one of the following graduate schools (each are part of one of our research institutes):
Research school CaRe
Part of RIHS, predominantly the departments of Primary and Community Care and IQ healthcare, and the section Health Technology Assessment (HTA) of the department for Health Evidence, participate in the KNAW accredited research school CaRe, the Netherlands school for primary care.read more
Research school CaRePart of RIHS, predominantly the departments of Primary and Community Care and IQ healthcare, and the section Health Technology Assessment (HTA) of the department for Health Evidence, participate in the KNAW accredited research school CaRe, the Netherlands school for primary care. Other participating institutes are CAPHRI (Maastricht UMC+), NIVEL and APH (Amsterdam Public Health, ). CaRe aims to perform high quality research in the field of primary care and quality of care. Within CaRe courses for PhD candidates and an annual CaRe science day are organised.
KNAWThe graduate school of the Radboud Institute for Health Sciences obtained formal accreditation from the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW).
In the July 2014 meeting of the Accreditation Committee Graduate Schools (ECOS) of the KNAW, it was decided that the PhD training and supervision as well as the organization of the Institute as a graduate school meets all the necessary criteria. The accreditation is valid for a period of 6 years. With this, all PhD candidates in the Radboudumc, can obtain their doctorate in an accredited graduate school. The Donders Institute and Radboud Institute for Molecular Sciences were already on the KNAW list.
News item at KNAW website.
Training and Supervision Committee
The RIHS Training and Supervision Plan (TSP) Committee aims to ensure that all RIHS PhD candidates receive appropriate and individualized training and supervision during their appointment.