There are five research schools within the Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy at Uppsala University.
Uppsala Graduate School in Biomedical Research (UGSBR)
Uppsala Graduate School in Biomedical Research (UGSBR) is one of originally six local biomedical preparatory research schools initiated through support by the Foundation for Strategic Research (SSF). The preparatory research school in Uppsala is based on a collaboration between the Faculties of Medicine, Pharmacy and Natural Sciences at Uppsala University and the Faculties of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science and Natural Resources and Agricultural Sciences at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. A superstructural team-work engaging different faculties involved in bioscience is used to give students on their way into research education a broader scientific platform. This is expected to increase the competence and scientific strength of the next generation of Swedish biomedical scientists.
Summer Research School (SOFOSKO)
The course is designed to increase interest in preclinical research among students on the programmes in medicine, biomedicine, and pharmacy. It provides the opportunity to try out conducting research with one of the Faculty’s many research groups for two or three summers. Those admitted take a two-week introductory research course in the first summer. The course is given fulltime in June and finishes before Midsummer Day. For the rest of that summer admitted students work with their project for four more weeks. This period can be scheduled to suite the student and supervisors. In the second summer this project continues for 6 weeks, fulltime. SOFOSKO is normally completed during the autumn following the second summer, when the various projects are reported at seminars and in writing. However, medical students have the option of extending SOFOSKO a further summer so the course can count for required credit as independent in-depth work. Students admitted to SOFOSKO receive SEK 10,000 as a scholarship each summer for two years.
SOFOSKO 2012 – What’s it like to be a researcher at the Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy? You are welcome to spend six weeks of your summer break trying out the life of a researcher. The application deadline for summer 2011 was March 13. The next application opportunity will be in early 2012.
ULLA Postgraduate Summer School
ULLA was founded in 1990 as a European Consortium for (Post Graduate) training in the field of Pharmaceutical Sciences.
An integral part of the ULLA consortium is to organise an ULLA Postgraduate Summer School every second year with the duration of approximately one week.
The summer school allows postgraduates to widen their knowledge of updated key issues regarding for instance drug discovery, drug development and the economic and management issues facing the industry today and tomorrow. Just as importantly it gives postgraduates an optimal opportunity have a great time and to create an international network.
Research school for clinicians in psychiatry
Karolinska Institutet and Uppsala University offer Research school for clinicians in psychiatry. The objective is to provide in-depth education primarily in quantitative research methods for clinically active individuals in the field of psychiatry.
The educational programme comprises a total of 20 weeks of fulltime study (30 higher education credits) and takes two years, divided into four blocks of five weeks. The course programme, which must be taken in its entirety, is adapted to the compulsory basic block for doctoral students at Karolinska Institutet. It also includes an in-depth course in research methods with special emphasis on epidemiological methodology and biostatistics. Places will be announced in spring 2012, with the course starting in autumn 2012.
National Graduate School in Clinical Cancer Research
Karolinska Institutet and Uppsala University offer the National Graduate School in Clinical Cancer Research (NatiOn). The objective is to provide a custom-tailored package of courses as a knowledge base for future clinical researchers in the field of cancer.
The educational programme comprises a total of 20 weeks of fulltime study (30 higher education credits) and covers three years, divided into five-six blocks of two-five weeks. The programme primarily covers molecular oncology and research methods for clinically active individuals in the field of cancer. The programme is designed for people without doctorates. Individuals who have not yet been admitted to research-level education may also apply. Places will be announced in spring 2012, with the course starting in autumn 2012.