Some disciplines are crosscutting and studied throughout the programme (e.g. radiology, pathology, clinical pharmacology, forensic medicine and ethics). The third year of the Master’s programme is devoted to clinical practice during which students do rotations to strengthen their skills and gain experience.
Under the new Healthcare Professions Act (LpMed), exams are faculty- based, except those at the end of the third year of the Master’s, which are federal and standardized throughout Swiss faculties of medicine (Swiss federal medicine exam).
During the first and second year of the Master’s programme, students may complete part of their clinical training abroad. Third-year students may do clinical internships at foreign hospitals (for up to five months) and to do a three-month internship at another university. The Faculty of Medicine offers two-month internships in tropical medicine and international health, including in Cameroon and Nepal.
Studies in human medicine prepare graduates for specific activities in numerous professional fields. Graduates generally begin their professional careers as junior residents, become senior residents (chef de clinique) in hospitals or outpatient centres, and often go on to do post-graduate work to earn an FMH (Swiss Medical Association) specialist qualification. Many graduates end up working in private or group practices, and some go on to careers in hospitals or at university.
But there are many other professional opportunities as well:
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