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Doctoral Programs of Study

Prospective candidates of our PhD programme should be aware of the fact that there are over 50 years of experience in PhD degree achievements at the School of Medicine (the first PhD thesis in Croatian medicine was presented in 1955), as well as the fact that over 90% of all PhD degrees in medicine in Croatia are awarded at the School of Medicine, University of Zagreb. Since 1998, after numerous changes, the School of Medicine has been actively improving the PhD programme in keeping with the Bologna process and similar programmes in other European countries. Thus, the first two European conferences on Harmonisation of PhD Programmes in Biomedicine and Health Sciences were held in Croatia and organised by the School of Medicine, which is also one of the founding members of ORPHEUS (Organisation for PhD education in Biomedicine and Health Sciences in the European System). PhD programme in English for foreign students was launched in the academic year 2007/2008, and it is the first of its kind in Croatia.