Rotation Programme for Doctors
University Hospital RWTH Aachen offers a rotation programme for doctors who actively pur-sue a career in research. They can be granted leave of up to two years from their clinical duties during their time as a junior doctor so that they are able to concentrate on their research projects.
Within the JARA-BRAIN cooperation, the Institute of Neuroscience and Medicine at Forschungszentrum Jülich, in particular, is a popular destination for this research rotation.
The rotation programme has turned out to foster stable cooperations which last even after the researchers have returned to their clinical employment and thus underpins the concept of the “clinician scientist”.