SWISS MD-PHD ASSOCIATION

SMPA Conference 2022, Lucerne
SMPA Conference 2022, Lucerne

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SMPA Conference 2022, Lucerne
SMPA Conference 2022, Lucerne

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SMPA Conference 2022, Lucerne
SMPA Conference 2022, Lucerne

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SMPA Conference 2022, Lucerne
SMPA Conference 2022, Lucerne

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WHO WE ARE

Swiss MD-PhD Association (SMPA) is a non-profit organization of Swiss physician-scientists.


By building an active community of past, present and future MD-PhD students, we aim to:

  • provide support to physician-scientists in various stages of their career

  • facilitate the interaction between the clinical and preclinical science

  • encourage scientific exchange

  • promote international collaboration between MD-PhD programs


Become a  member​

Meet the board

WHAT WE DO

We are here for you!

  • We organize local and national events. Here you can meet your peers and programme heads, network, initiate collaborations and discuss you career.

  • We are here to help. If you have any questions, dilemmas, comments or just want to meet a fellow MD-PhD, browse our page or simply contact your local SMPA representative.

 

NEWS AND UPCOMING EVENTS

LOCAL MEETINGS HAPPENING SOON

Local meetings are informal networking events that take place every few months in Basel, Bern, Geneva, Lausanne and Zurich.


These meetings are open to everyone interested - you do not need to be a member to join. Use this great opportunity to meet your colleagues at various stages of their scientific career, and to learn more about the SMPA and what it can do for you!

Image by Moritz Mentges

SMPA CONFERENCE 2022: A  HUGE THANK YOU TO SPONSORS AND PARTICIPANTS!

10th Swiss MD-PhD Association Conference took place June 24th-25th in the beautiful hotel Rigi Kaltbad near Lucerne. We sincerely thank our sponsors for making this event possible. Furthermore, a huge thank you to all the participants for their attendance and interaction - we organized, but you made sure it was a great event!

WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THE MD-PHD? WHICH CAREER PATH SHOULD I FOLLOW?

If you are a typical MD-PhD student, you have probably had these and similar questions in your head a million times already... We don't have a simple answer, but we do have a great publication on this topic to recommend.

Together with colleagues from the European MD-PhD Association (EMPA), our former Board Member André dos Santos Rocha conducted an extensive survey on the characteristics and opinions of MD-PhD students and graduates from different European countries. A must read for current and prospective MD-PhD students!

NEW SECTION ON THE WEBSITE: JOB MARKET

Looking for your next position: an MD-PhD, a postdoc, residency...? Check out our new section for open positions and useful links!

If you know about open positions, please share the info with us at info@swiss-mdphd.com

NEW SECTION ON THE WEBSITE: MEMBER PUBLICATIONS

We are happy and proud to share recent publications by our members on the website and in the newsletter. If you have a publications you would like to share, please e-mail us at info@swiss-mdphd.com!

Image by Tamara Gak