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PhD portfolio

All Erasmus MC PhD students need to have a PhD portfolio

PhD portfolio
All Erasmus MC PhD students are obliged to include a PhD portfolio as last page in their PhD thesis.
The PhD portfolio gives an overview of two types of activities performed during the PhD studies:
1. PhD training
2. Teaching activities

PhD training includes all activities (e.g. courses, workshops, seminars, conferences) that support the development into an academic researcher. MDs in residency (opleiding tot medisch specialist) are allowed to include activities from their medical training, provided that they are relevant for their PhD research. Teaching activities involve all activities in which the PhD student was the teacher, e.g. supervision of students or lecturing medical students or at courses and workshops.

The workload in the PhD portfolio is scored in ECTS (European Credit Transfer System). One ECTS equals a study workload of 28 hours. The Erasmus MC PhD committee recommends an average of 30 ECTS during your PhD period. The PhD student, promotor(s) and supervisor have the shared responsibility for the type and amount of PhD training and teaching.

Some activities have a set amount of ECTS:



 COEUR courses        0.5*
 Research Seminars        0.2
 Departmental Research Lectures        0.1
 Courses Dutch Heart Foundation (Papendal)        2.0
 BROK (Basic course Rules and Organization for Clinical researchers)        1.5
 CPO-course (Patient Oriented Research: design, conductance, analysis and clinical implications)        0.3 
 Conference/Symposia attendance     0.3 / day
 Oral presentations        0.5
 Poster presentations        0.3

*You need to do at least 4 courses to earn 2 ECTS. For each subsequent course, you'll earn 0.5 ECTS.

Other activities to earn ECTS are for example lecturing, supervision of students and journal clubs.

The Erasmus MC PhD committee monitors all PhD portfolios and has the right to verify the correctness of individual portfolios. Please make sure that all training and teaching activities are adequately documented (e.g. by course certificates, papers, conference proceedings).