Further Education & Research

The duration of further training in cardiology (FMH cardiology) is 6 years and must be completed at recognized training centers. The 6 years are divided into 2 years of internal medicine and 4 years of specialist training. At the end of the training, a specialist examination (oral and written) must be taken.

Since July 1, 2022, the new training program of FMH has been valid. It is available online in German or French. It is supplemented by a learning objective catalog in German and French. Most of it is available under further training for cardiologists.

An e-logbook (German or French) must be kept in order to obtain the advanced training title in cardiology.

The specialist examination takes place once a year. It consists of a written (English) and a practical/oral part (German or French). The date and location of the exam will be announced on the SGK website.

The ESC Clinical Practice Guidelines on various cardiological topics assist in everyday practice with evidence-based decision-making.

Are you interested in a doctoral thesis, an MD-PhD, or any other research project? Then, get in touch with us. You can find a list of various Swiss research groups on the SGK website.

Your future

Further training in cardiology must be completed at at least two different recognized training centers. The contact to other young and established cardiologists in Germany and abroad helps you to plan your professional future. We can put you in touch with colleagues from various training centers. Get it contact with us!

We would be happy to help you get in touch with national and international clinics and research groups.


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