Cardiovascular medicine is an area of science that investigates the most common mortality and morbidity cause worldwide, namely, cardiovascular diseases. Due to this fact, cardiovascular medicine as a science topic has rapidly developed and evolved during the last fifty years.
The scope of the clinical PhD program for “Cardiovascular Medicine” is to provide an in-depth education and to enhance research activities in this thriving field to individuals interested in clinical research. The program has a heavily practical orientation and works to address all aspects of clinical research in cardiovascular medicine. It aims to deal with common and rare conditions related to the topic and to cover the spectrum of knowledge from basic clinical research to independent conduct of high-impact clinical studies. The program includes both core disciplines and those adjacent to cardiovascular medicine with related, long-standing experience in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular conditions. The departments of Anesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, Anatomy, Angiology, Cardiac Surgery, Cardiology, Gender Medicine, Genetics, Laboratory Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Pediatrics, Pharmacology, Respiratory Medicine, and Vascular Surgery form the backbone of the organization and curricular education of the studies and actively participate in the educational and research activities.