Establish an individual training plan

From the beginning of their PhD, doctoral students are encouraged to assess their educational needs and to establish their individual training plan in agreement with their supervisor. 

Establish an individual training plan

This plan must be balanced between disciplinary and cross-disciplinary training so as to serve both the research project and their career development plans. Supervisors and doctoral schools advise doctoral students and assess the consistency of their individual training plan. This plan evolves and is regularly discussed and updated, particularly during meetings of the individual monitoring committee. This plan must include a section devoted to research ethics and scientific integrity.

To establish and nurture their training plan, we propose that doctoral students refer to the courses of the Doctoral College (see catalogue). There doctoral students will find:

  • courses and actions dedicated to career development;
  • courses to develop your cross-disciplinary skills.

All courses are open to all doctoral students enrolled in a doctoral school of a member of the Sorbonne University Alliance (Sorbonne University, Université de Technologie de Compiègne (UTC), National Museum of Natural History (MNHN), European Institute of Business Administration (INSEAD)). A form allows doctoral students to sign up for the training courses of the Doctoral College that they plan to follow within the framework of their individual training plan. It must be filled in at the beginning of the doctorate and validated by the Doctoral College. It may be modified throughout the doctoral training. 

As regards disciplinary teaching, whether theoretical, technical or methodological, this is mainly offered by doctoral schools, laboratories or research organisations. Supervisors will be able to easily guide their doctoral students towards courses that will be useful to them. These courses must be included in the individual training plan. 

Once these courses have been followed, the doctoral student will highlight them in his portfolio.

The faculty of medicine is closed to the public and operates according to a business continuity plan (research, pedagogy, administrative) since Monday, March 16, 2020. The closure of the faculty to the public effectively results in the cancellation of all courses in face-to-face. Research activities and vital administrative activities are maintained, under the conditions specified by the university administration in the Business Continuity Plan. Beyond the end of classroom lessons, university libraries are closed. The situation is constantly changing, staff and students are invited to consult their emails, the university intranet and the FAQ to stay informed.

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The Faculty of Medicine teaches the 3 cycles of medical studies: from PASS (integrated into the faculty) to the 3rd cycle including DES, DESC, DU and DIU. The lessons are given mainly on two sites: Pitié-Salpêtrière and Saint-Antoine. The faculty also provides paramedical education: speech therapy, psychomotricity and orthoptics. The Saint-Antoine site includes a midwifery school.

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