The AMC World of Science (AMC PhD Program)

Information about the course The AMC World of Science.

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The aim of this course is to introduce the AMC World of Science to new PhD candidates and prepare them for their role as junior researchers in the biomedical field. The two-day program comprises a series of presentations on various aspects of medical and biomedical research, and additionally provides the opportunity to meet other junior researchers as well as leading AMC scientists in order to build networks and foster solidarity between researchers and become part of the ‘AMC family’.

Topics include the organi­zation and funding of scientific research, the ethical and legal framework of medical research, research integrity, and the publication process as well as the challenges and opportunities that many PhD candidates face. It also features an introduction to the scientific strategy of the AMC, presented by the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine.

Participants will present and discuss their projects with each other to gain insight into the breath of AMC research and the different ways in which PhD trajectories are organized.


The sessions are a combination of lectures, group discussions, workshops, and individual assignments. The course is held at a location nearby the AMC. It provides a unique opportunity for a closer and more personal meeting with leading AMC scientists, to discuss such matters as the choices they made in their careers.

Scheduled dates:

Spring Edition: November 2 and 3, 2020


General subjects:

  • Project proposal / project management / presentation of research results.
  • Writing a scientific article / peer review / point of view of the editor.
  • Writing an abstract
  • Quality aspects of research.
  • Ethical and legal aspects of research and the role of industry.

AMC­ subjects:

  • Towards a PhD in the AMC.
  • The AMC Research Code.
  • Experiences of researchers who recently obtained a PhD.
  • AMC leading scientists and their choices.
  • Meeting with the Dean of the Medical Faculty.

Target Audience:

AMC PhD candidates, regardless of their status of background, are compelled to take this course in the first year of their PhD project.


The course is given in English.


To qualify for the certificate, a participant must attend all lectures and workshops and complete all assignments satisfactorily. Attendance is registered.

Study load:

20 hours, which is comparable to 0.7 ECTS points.

Number of participants:

Maximum 100 per course.


No charge for registered AMC PhD candidates.

Course coordinator:

Prof. dr. T.J. Roseboom / Dept. of Public Health and Dept. of Obstetrics & Gynaecology / / tel. +31 (0)20 566 3919.

More information:

From the course coordinator or AMC Graduate School / / E2-172 / tel. +31 (0)20 - 566 4618.


AMC Graduate School
Tel: +31 (0)20 - 566 3108