Working as a Clinician Scientist: Stories & Insights

Photo gallery: 1st Medical & Clinician Scientist Forum Münster

Lots of personal exchange, motivating discussions and new ideas: Junior researchers from medicine and the natural sciences and their mentors came together at the first joint career forum of the Clinician Scientist Programme, CareerS, and the Medical Scientist Programme, InFlame, of the Faculty of Medicine Münster on 9 and 10 January, 2024. (15 Jan 2024)

My special university moment in 2023

There are many things that have moved staff and students at the University of Münster this year. In the annual review in the university newspaper wissen|leben, twelve people describe some events which they found moving this year. One of them is the physician and researcher Dr. Ariana Plasger, who received funding in the Faculty of Medicine’s clinician scientist programme, CareerS. You can read about her special university moment here. (13 Dec 2023)

[Translate to English:] © WWU / Foto: E. Wibberg

Strengthening bridges between research and clinical settings: Kick-off for our first CareerS cohort!

To welcome the first 14 assistant physicians to our clinician scientist programme, CareerS, representatives from University Medicine Münster spoke about the goal of linking research and clinical work even more closely and the need to initiate cultural change in hospitals. They also discussed the importance of having research time count towards medical specialist training. This news item is available in German. (24 Jan 2023)

Video: A career as a clinician scientist

Impressions of a challenging and fulfilling career path: Nuclear medicine specialist Prof. Michael Schäfers, neurologist Prof. Luisa Klotz, trauma surgeon Prof. Richard Stange and microbiologist Prof. Petra Dersch talk about the specific role clinician scientists play in medical research and the joys of the profession. They also describe what is important if you want to pursue this ambitious path. The video is in German with English subtitles. (02 Sept 2022)

“The hurdles are not as high as you think they are...”

Nadine Heiden is training to become a specialist in nuclear medicine while undertaking research into the biomedical imaging of inflammation. “I always wanted to do both – take care of patients and do research,” she says while offering insights into how her dual qualification is working out for her. (08 Apr 2022)