Hunimed Excellence in Research Track is now part of the Virgilio Program

Two years ago Humanitas University launched its integrative training course called “Excellence in Research Track” (ERT) dedicated to its medical students interested in investigating the relationship between basic and clinical research.

The ERT is now part of a new project, the Virgilio Program, involving 3 Universities and sustained by Fondazione Cariplo.

The Virgilio Program (VP) is a supplementary training course open to students attending the Master Degree in Medicine and Surgery of the three partner universities: University of Milano-Bicocca, University of Milano, Humanitas University.

The Virgilio Program: aim and contents

The VP is aimed at students interested in deepening their understanding of research methods and ethics and the link between basic sciences and clinical sciences research. The ultimate goal is to enhance the talent and skills for research of medical students with a clear inclination for this career path through a dedicated training track.

The VP will integrate the regular MD course with seminars, practical courses, interactive teaching activities, and laboratory experience, both as summer internship and thesis internship, aiming at providing students with methodological skills enabling active participation and the development of knowledge in translational medicine.

The Virgilio Programme Kick Off Meeting

On Saturday, March 10th, 2018 the Programme kick-off meeting will be held at 10-12 a.m. at the Aula Magna of Università degli Studi di Milano (Via Festa del Perdono, 7 – 20122 Milano).

All medical students interested in research are invited.

Meeting agenda:

  • Welcome and Opening of the Virgilio Programme kick off meeting
  • Being A Physician Scientist – Experiences from the Virgilio Program Faculty
  • Becoming A Physician Scientist in Milan 
    • The ERT programme at Humanitas University: an overview
    • The experience of the ERT students
    • YOUR CHANCE: The Virgilio Programme
  • Discussion and Concluding Remarks

Humanitas is a highly specialized Hospital, Research and Teaching Center. Built around centers for the prevention and treatment of cancer, cardiovascular, neurological and orthopedic disease – together with an Ophthalmic Center and a Fertility Center – Humanitas also operates a highly specialised Emergency Department.