The PhD in Medicine (PhDMED) is targeted at doctors (both interns and specialists). Its goal is to provide research skills in health sciences and medicine for the development of independent biomedical and clinical research in the academic setting, in the business setting or in healthcare institutions.

 Academic degree:Doctorate
 ECTS:180 / 240 (according to the study plan)
 Duration:3 curricular years / 4 curricular years (according to the study plan)
 Place: School of Medicine, Campus de Gualtar, Braga
 Main scientific area:Medicine

  Key learning outcomes
 Holders of the doctoral degree in health sciences should be able to:
 1.To design, adapt and carry out scientific research, at the doctoral level, respecting the requirements imposed by the standards of academic quality and integrity;
 2. Critically analyze, evaluate and synthesize new and complex ideas;
 3.Communicate with peers, the academic and scientific community and the society, about subjects in which they are specialized;
 4.Publish research results in international peer-reviewed journals;
 5.Present the results of the research in congresses and scientific meetings of the specialty;
 6.Contribute to the preparation of new projects arising from their research and / or their scientific competences;
 7.Promote, in an academic and / or professional context, technological, social and cultural progress;
 8.Demonstrate deep and critical knowledge of the theme of their thesis work and how it fits scientific knowledge in general as well as in society.

  Access to higher education
 The conclusion of this Doctoral degree allows the realization of research activity at post-doctoral level.

 Industry: in the areas of health care, biotechnology and pharmaceutical.
 -Health care units.