Study medicine at the University of Nicosia with practical training at the Klinik Hirslanden (in German)
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Research and training are very important to the Hirslanden Group. By training medical students to become expert, motivated doctors, we contribute to the provision of healthcare for the Swiss population.
Many of our doctors, both affiliated doctors and salaried doctors, are habilitated or recognised as clinical lecturers, i.e., they have a teaching qualification from a university. The HIMED (Hirslanden Institute for Medical Education) association was founded in 2016 to deploy this potential for the next generation of doctors and to promote training.
HIMED is a non-profit, tax-exempt association registered in the Zurich Commercial Register with a view to bundling training and research activities in Hirslanden Group hospitals. Thus, HIMED initiates cooperation between universities and hospitals in and outside Switzerland, participates in the development of training formats in the hospitals in consultation with the universities, and helps them to set up and offer appropriate training infrastructure. Moreover, HIMED is responsible for the secondment of lecturers and for supporting them in the preparation and provision of training courses.
HIMED is financed with membership fees from the hospitals and other stakeholders, as well as with remuneration from the universities for training activities. The financial resources are used exclusively for a specific purpose, i.e., directly for training.
HIMED’s Board members include:
For more information about HIMED, please visit octopedia.ch.
Currently, the Hirslanden hospitals in Zurich and Lucerne are involved in the training. Klinik Hirslanden Zurich is a teaching hospital of the University of Zurich, Klinik St. Anna is a partner hospital in the Joint Medical Master (JMM) of the Universities of Zurich and Lucerne as well as a teaching hospital of the University of Basel. Both hospitals offer courses, modules and internships for students of the respective universities. Sub-interns are also trained in both hospitals. Master's and doctoral theses can be offered in Lucerne together with the university.
In addition to the existing good cooperation with the three universities in Switzerland, a partnership between the Hirslanden Group and the University of Nicosia was established in spring 2022. Medical students can study European medicine in English in Nicosia for the first four years, which is followed by practical training in years five and six at Klinik Hirslanden Zurich and its selected partners. The degree from the University of Nicosia is fully recognised in Switzerland as well as throughout Europe and North America. Admission to this degree programme is by personal selection and is independent of the Swiss admission restriction.
The study in Nicosia and the practical training in Zurich offer the following advantages:
You can find all information about the studies and practical training on the website of the University of Nicosia.
We are proud of our outstanding and dedicated lecturers, and grateful for their commitment and dedication to teaching.