INFORMATION FOR VUmc PhD CANDIDATES IN ONCOLOGY
In order to make a well prepared and efficient start to your PhD program, it is essential that you go through a number of steps. One of the mandatory steps is to register your PhD training in the Hora Finita registration system. You will also need to submit the OOA Training Plan at OOA.
Depending on the starting date of your PhD project, different education regulations apply. If you started your PhD programme before 01-01-2021, please refer to the Training Plan guidelines on Kwaliteitsnet. The Training Plan for PhD candidates starting their PhD programme after 01-01-2021 is descrbed below.
The new OOA Training Plan includes a number of compulsory elements essential to every PhD candidate and a more flexible part that can be tailored to your individual needs, interests and background. The basic criteria of all Training Plans are the same and include:
– a total number of 30 ECTS credits (1 ECTS equals 28 hours);
– a mandatory ‘Ethics and Integrity in Science’ course (2 ECTS);
– at least one conference visit (max 2 ECTS per visit);
– at least 8 ECTS earned in professional knowledge and general skill courses;
– the remaining credits are earned by participating in amongst others, courses, activities, retreats, conferences and (work) discussions.
WHAT IS THE IMPORTANCE OF A TRAINING PLAN?
It is essential for all OOA PhD candidates to acquire and develop the right skills that will ensure a successful career, either within or outside academia.
GOOD TO KNOW
The Training Plan which you and your (co)promotors will design will become the foundation of your PhD training, but can be optimized during the course of your PhD program. It is very important to focus on education right at start of your PhD training in addition to your research project. As you get closer to completing your PhD, you will need to spend more time on finishing your research and writing articles, leaving less time to take courses.
If you have any questions about the OOA Training Plan or our educational program, please do contact us.
We wish you a very inspiring, educational and successful PhD trajectory and hope to see you soon at one of our educational activities!