Swiss and Southern Germany Residency Programme
The programme was initiated in 2006 by three Diplomates and is based at the University of Zürich.
The training programme requires three years and offers basic and advanced training, supported by a didactic programme and research opportunities. All training is supervised by ECLAM Diplomates.
To join the programme you must hold a permanent position at one of the collaborating institutes. For open positions, check the ECLAM website.
Where we are
University Hospital Zürich, Division of Surgical Research
Hoffmann-LaRoche Ltd., Basel
AO Research Institute, Davos
German Cancer Research Center, Heidelberg
University of Bern, Department of Biomedical Research
In order to complete the programme a resident earns a total of 80 credit points over three years:
- 36 points in clinical work under supervision
- 20 points in speciality topics and research, attaining two research publications
- 24 points in the didactic portion
Where We Are
The city of Zürich is at the heart of a flourishing metropolitan area. The close vicinity and excellent partnership between the University of Zürich, the Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zürich) and the University’s hospitals provide unique opportunities in interdisciplinary research.
Since 2016, three of our residents have successfully passed the ECLAM certification examinations, with three more currently eligible.
Working as a laboratory animal veterinarian in an inter-disciplinary research environment, as we find in Zürich, is exciting, challenging and extremely rewarding
–Miriam Weisskopf, Dipl. ECLAM (2018)
Being a certified Specialist is rewarding and also extremely helpful when working in a research environment.
–TD, Dipl. ECLAM (2017)
In residency I was faced with new topics and new species, deepening my knowledge and skills in laboratory animal medicine.
-NC, Dipl. ECLAM (2017)