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Doctorates at the Institute of General Practice

The Institute of General Practice supports and supervises doctoral dissertations that deal scientifically with questions about family medicine/primary care. Both qualitative and quantitative methods are used for this purpose.

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PhD Supervision

At the Institute of General Practice, we supervise doctoral theses that deal scientifically with issues related to family medicine/primary care. Both qualitative and quantitative methods are used. Important to us is good supervision, good methodological quality, practical relevance and publication of the results in scientific journals. We are happy to facilitate participation in congresses, such as the annual congress of the German College of General Practitioners and Family Physicians (DEGAM), in order to present and discuss (interim) results of the work. Doctoral theses are usually linked to research projects or research foci at the institute.

We have different offers for PhD students such as a research workshop and a journal club. In future, there will also be a half-day workshop for PhD students every six months.

A prerequisite for a doctorate at the Institute of General Medicine is the willingness to bring both time for the doctorate and for the exchange with the other doctoral students. We expect regular participation in the institute's offerings. If you are a medical student, we expect you to take at least one semester off for the doctorate.

Prof. Dr. Christoph Heintze and Prof. Dr. Wolfram Herrmann can be considered as first supervisors. All members of the institute who hold a doctorate can be considered as second supervisors.

If you are interested in doing a PhD, please contact Prof. Dr. Wolfram Herrmann to be included in our database of PhD candidates.