CARIM is involved in the Physician-Clinical Investigator program of the Faculty of Health Medicine and Life Sciences. This ‘A-KO program’ offers the opportunity to combine a medical degree with a clinical investigator degree.


This selective master is open for (excellent) biomedical bachelor students, who will be trained to become both a medical doctor and clinical researcher. It focuses on translational medicine: bridging the gap between research and care delivery by translating questions from patient care into research, and applying research results to care. The physician component is equivalent to the Dutch master’s degree in medicine. The combined degree also offers excellent prospects for a fast track towards a PhD. This four-year program is taught in Dutch, although parts of the clinical investigator component are offered in English. For more information please send an email to