Courses for PhD candidates

The Erasmus MC has 5 graduate schools that offer courses for PhD candidates.

  • Erasmus Postgraduate school Molecular Medicine (MolMed)
  • Cardiovascular Research School Erasmus University Rotterdam Graduate School (COEUR)
  • Neurosciences Amsterdam Rotterdam (ONWAR)
  • Medical Genetics Centre South-West Netherlands (MGC)
  • Netherlands Institute for Health Sciences (NIHES)

MolMed has a wide variety of courses which are open to all PhD candidates.


COEUR, ONWAR, and MGC provide some courses mostly focused on the specializations from their graduate school.


NIHES provides a wide variety of courses, though not all are available for PhD candidates.


The Medical Library also provides some courses:

Systematic literature search (Pubmed, Embase).
Putting together and keeping up publication lists.
Working with Endnote.


Scientific Integrity course (obligatory for PhD-students)


eBROK (obligatory for PhD-students doing studies subjected to the WMO*)

Link: (ENG) (NL)

* Wet medisch-wetenschappelijk onderzoek met mensen / Law for medical-scientific research with humans