SWISS MD-PHD ASSOCIATION
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
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
SAVE THE DATE FOR THE ANNUAL SMPA CONFERENCE 2024
Mark June 21st-22nd 2024 in your calendar for our annual conference, focusing this year on neurosciences. Join us for exciting talks and workshops, stimulating discussions and unique networking opportunities at the beautiful Bad Bubendorf Hotel in Basel-Country.
The conference is open to all MD-PhDs, MDs and medical students interested in science.
Details about the program and registration will follow soon, so be sure to check the website and our social media regularly!
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!
HIGHLIGHTS FROM FAQS: IS IT POSSIBLE TO HAVE MY MD-PHD TIME COUNT TOWARDS MY RESIDENCY TRAINING IN SWITZERLAND?
This is one of the most frequent questions we receive. It actually depends on the rules specific to your specialty. For most specialties, you can have 1 year of your MD-PhD research count towards your education. Your research field does not always need to correspond to your specialty.
To give you an overview, we complied an unofficial list of the accredited time per specialty, which you can find by clicking on the button below. Keep in mind that although the list will be updated regularly, it mainly serves as an orientation as we cannot guarantee that it will always correspond to the most recent regulations. The official regulations can be found on the SIWF website.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com!