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Mandatory Elements


Within the framework of the TUM Graduate School, the Medical Graduate Center generates uniform and binding standards in the doctoral education, and offers a doctoral qualification program that consists of subject-related and interdisciplinary elements.
The qualification program ensures that doctoral programs of the TUM School of Medicine have a consistently high quality. Doctoral candidates are supported in their professional life, as well as with the increasingly important soft skills.
The qualification program, designed by TUM GS and MGC/TUM School of Medicine, comprises the following mandatory elements:


Attending a Good Scientific Practice seminar is compulsory for all doctoral candidates registered as of January 1, 2017 at the School of Medicine, and for members of other thematic graduate centers. This two-hour seminar is regularly offered by the MGC (apply through DocGS, search for “Good Scientific Practice Medicine”). You may also attend an equivalent event with comparable content (for example Cite it right“ or „Search, Cite, Publish – Focus on Medicine fromt he TUM University Library; in other cases MGC decides about the equivalence).

You should attend the seminar within the first six months of starting your doctoral project.