What does a Clinician Scientist do?
A Clinician Scientist is a young physician who actively pursues a structured academic pathway. The Clinician Scientist program is aimed at physicians who have completed their first years of training as a specialist at a university hospital and who can demonstrate a documented scientific interest. The training will be provided in university hospitals with strong research capabilities and a sufficient level of interdisciplinarity and research infrastructure.
More information about the Clinician Scientist Program in general here.
How can I become a Clinician Scientist?
If you are young physician in specialist training, ask yourself whether you would see yourself doing research for a certain period instead of practicing. Do you already have scientific experience? Talk to your clinical mentor about your scientific interests and ask for advice. Together you can identify a suitable scientific topic for you.
If you want to become a Clinician Scientist in Dresden, you could also contact the Dresden School of Clinical Science for support.
To become a Clinician Scientist at the EKFZ for Digital Health you need to be team member of one of our Interdisciplinary Innovation Projects. To find such a team approach your medical mentor for support. Your mentor probably knows best which suitable projects and ideas are currently in progress.
Get to know our Clinician Scientists at the EKFZ for Digital Health
Promoting young promising talents is one of the main priorities of the EKFZ. In the EKFZ Talentschmiede, our Clinician Scientists and High Tech Talents meet monthly to give each other an insight into their specific medical or technical field and to present the scientific basis of their Innovation Project. The meetings serve thereby both to professional training and the intensive networking among the highly motivated and excellent talents.
Dr. Fiona Kolbinger
Clinician Scientist at the EKFZ for Digital Health
Department for Visceral, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery at the University Hospital Dresden
“Working as a Clinician Scientist allows me to tackle clinical problems in an interdisciplinary manner.”