The Doctoral Programme in Biomedicine (DPBM) is one of the eight doctoral programmes of the Doctoral School in Health Sciences. Its operations are primarily based in the Faculty of Medicine at the Meilahti Campus, but some students are located at the Viikki Campus.
The doctoral programme provides training in biomedicine, translational medicine and molecular medicine.
In addition to research work conducted in top-level research groups, the training consists of course-based studies that complement and develop the scientific expertise and thinking of the students, as well as prepare them for professional life. The doctoral programme encourages student participation in various international events (congresses, symposia, etc.) and at the same time networking with the researcher community. The goal is to achieve the doctoral degree at the end of the four-year researcher training programme.
The programme boasts over 250 doctoral candidates. They complete approximately 35–45% of the doctoral dissertations in the Faculty of Medicine. With students hailing from more than 20 countries, English is the official language of instruction of the Doctoral Programme in Biomedicine.