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Online PhD in Academic and Research Medicine

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Program Type

Program Type: PhD

School / Institute

School of Global Health and Bioethics

Study Mode

Online (Asynchonous)

Duration

Target duration: 3 to 3.5 years

Overview

EUCLID, an intergovernmental treaty-based institution with a university mandate, offers to select students from the general public an online PhD in academic medicine with a focus on clinical research and academic (faculty) careers. Its vision is to bring to a wider and Global South audience the world-class best practices taught and experienced at our two institutions of reference: Stanford and Cedars-Sinai.

It is, to date, the only PhD program in this field offered by an international intergovernmental organization.

Its purpose is to prepare highly qualified academic and research medicine professionals able to serve in civil service, international organizations, health care institutions, universities, as well as non-governmental organizations globally.

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Important note: this is not a medical practice program and does not result in students obtaining an MD, DO, MBBS or other credentials associated with the practice of medicine. Either incoming students already have such credentials, or come from nursing, pharmacy or public health and seek to advance to academic teaching and research without the intention to practice clinical and licensed medicine. MD/PhD programs do exist (notably in the United States), but this program is not an MD/PhD program.

Academic, theoretical and research medicine are unique areas of expertise that should not be confused with the traditional-clinical practice of medicine.

Few programs are truly international in scope so as to fully prepare graduates for global civil service or corporate careers that will engage a wide variety of academic and research medicine challenges with a number of elective courses, including vaccine research, drug development, and academic leadership, etc.

To answer this challenge, EUCLID has designed a world-class doctoral curriculum, which is presented here with full documentation of syllabus and faculty resources, as well as total tuition. This documentation will enable potential students to determine if this program is suitable and aligned with their career objectives.

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This unique PhD program focuses on the practical and policy aspects of academic and research rather than the advancement of purely theoretical knowledge.

This doctoral program was primarily designed to serve civil servants of EUCLID’s Participating States, but it is also open to the general public as an excellent route to pursue a career within inter-governmental bodies, NGOs and the public sector.

Thanks to its low tuition and institutional relationships, it is expected to be of special interest to Global South/African students.

Requirements

Applicants should have a relevant Master’s degree issued by an institution listed in the UNESCO-IAU handbook/database (WHED). Relevant backgrounds include: medicine (MD, DO, PA with master's, MBBS, MPH with biosciences BSc, MPharm). Similar or related backgrounds with adequate professional experience may be considered Government-sponsored applicants (who are already government staff) may be admitted without the required educational credential if their level of education and experience is deemed sufficient. EUCLID may require these participants to complete bridge courses prior to enrolling in the program. Fluency in English (spoken and written) is required and will be tested. Students are expected to be in a position to dedicate 10 to 15 effective hours of study on a weekly basis.

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Program Outline

Please note that standard roadmaps do not apply to post-graduate programs.

PRIMARY COURSES
Code
Course Name
USCH

International Academic Writing (Doctorate)

 

 

3

Argumentation and Critical Thinking

 

 

2

Medical Biochemistry

 

 

4

Academic Medicine

 

 

4

Drug Discovery and Development 1

 

 

4

Drug Discovery and Development 2

 

 

4

Drug Discovery and Development 2

 

 

4

Principles and Practice of Clinical Research

 

 

4

Leadership in the Academic Medical Center

 

 

4

Medical Research, Audit and Teaching

 

 

3

Doctoral Thesis 1/5

 

 

5

Doctoral Thesis 2/5

 

 

5

Doctoral Thesis 3/5

 

 

5

Doctoral Thesis 4/5

 

 

5

Doctoral Thesis 5/5

 

 

5
Total Credit Hours (USCH):
61

ELECTIVE COURSES

Note: All courses available in the EUCLID database can be considered elective, after review and approval by your EUCLID counselor. Graduate level degrees may include a certain number of undergraduate electives. Likewise, undergraduate roadmaps may be built using graduate level courses. Again, prospective students are reminded that the final degree roadmap must be reviewed and approved by the Admissions Officer to ensure logical progression of subjects covered and conformity with international standards.

STANDARD DEGREE ROADMAP - SUGGESTED ELECTIVES
Code
Course Name
US Credits

Academic Medicine and Publishing from Developing Countries

 

3

 

Institutional Review Board Management

 

3

 

Theoretical Nursing

 

3

 

Vaccine Research

 

3

 

Bioethics: Proper treatment and medical research

 

3

 

Fundamental of Bioethics

 

3

 

Clinical Bioethics

 

3

 

Biostatistics in Public Health (Coursera Specialization)

 

8

 

Epidemiology II

 

3

 

Fraud in Epidemiology and Clinical Trials

 

3

 

 

Note: to consult the current and official curriculum/list of courses from the EUCLID CMS database, please visit: EUCLID Available Degree Programs and follow the program link.

Employment Outlook

The EUCLID DARM provides outstanding professional and academic preparation to its students for a successful career in clinical research and teaching at the international, regional, national and local levels. This includes academic positions as well as civil service (government, international organizations such as WHO, UNICEF, etc.)

Why Study @ EUCLID?

EUCLID is the only intergovernmental, treaty-based university with a UN registered charter and recognized expertise in diplomacy. Join the alma mater of ambassadors and senior officials globally.

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