About the Munich Medical Research School (MMRS)
The Munich Medical Research School (MMRS) is a central institution of the LMU's Medical Faculty. It is designed as an umbrella structure spanning all doctoral studies (regular doctoral theses and structured Ph.D. programs) in the areas of human medicine, dental medicine, human biology and the life sciences.
One of the main tasks of the MMRS is to establish Ph.D. core areas under the examination regulations for "Ph.D. Medical Research", in order to promote the faculty's internationalisation. To date, the core areas "International Health" (Center for International Health), "Oral Sciences" (Poliklinik für Zahnerhaltung und Parodontologie), "Epidemiology & Public Health" (IBE), "Lung Biology & Disease" (Comprehensive Pneumology Center, Helmholtz) and "Genomic and Molecular Medicine - Personalized Approaches to Childhood Health" are on offer.
Additionally, research trainings groups ("Graduiertenkollegs") and collaborative research centers ("Sonderforschungsbereiche") are given the possibility of awarding their students a Ph.D. in the framework of the "Ph.D. Medical Research" examination regulations.
As a central contact, the MMRS office assists the faculty in an advisory capacity in all aspects concerning the development of new Ph.D. core areas and the carrying-out of doctoral studies.
The MMRS office is also the central administrative unit, where all matters concerning doctoral studies are managed. A central data base of all students is kept, admissions and examinations are organised, and certificates and degrees are prepared and handed out.
All doctoral students are automatically members of the MMRS upon admittance to the faculty as doctoral candidates.