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Diploma of Specialized Studies (DES)

Postgraduate medical training (medical residency) allows students to go into general medicine or to choose a medical specialty.

How to access?

The training is intended for medical residents (and residents in army hospitals), according to their ranking in the computerized national grading test (ECNi).

See the administrative registration procedure.

Training organization

The theoretical and practical training (hospital and non-hospital functions) lasts from 3 to 5 years, depending on the degree of specialized studies.

Semester-long internships are carried out in the approved services of the regional subdivision. Residents who have validated at least 4 training courses may request 1 or 2 hospital internships abroad.

In order to graduate, the medical resident must have presented a M.D. medical thesis.

DES in general medicine

The general medical intern practices :

  • hospital functions, one semester of training in a university hospital centre (approved services for general medicine)
  • extra-hospital functions, one semester of internship with approved general practitioners (internship supervisor).

DES in specialized medicine

List of specialties

  • Allergology
  • Pathological anatomy and cytology
  • Anaesthesia-resuscitation
  • Medical biology
  • Maxillofacial surgery
  • Oral surgery
  • Orthopaedic and trauma surgery
  • Pediatric srgery
  • Reconstructive and aesthetic plastic surgery
  • Thoracic and cardiovascular surgery
  • Vascular surgery
  • Visceral and digestive surgery
  • Dermatology and venereology
  • Endocrinology diabetology nutrition
  • Medical genetics
  • Geriatrics
  • Medical gynecology
  • Gynecology and ostetrics
  • Haematology
  • Hepato-gastroenterology
  • Infectious and tropical diseases
  • Cardiovascular medicine
  • General medicine
  • Emergency medicine
  • Medicine and occupational health
  • Intensive care medicine
  • Internal mdicine and clinical immunology
  • Forensic medicine
  • Nuclear medicine
  • Physical and rehabilitation mdicine
  • Vascular medicine
  • Nephrology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Neurology
  • Oncology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Otorhinolaryngology and neck and facial surgery
  • Pediatrics
  • Pneumology
  • Psychiatry
  • Radiology and medical imaging
  • Rheumatology
  • Public health
  • Urology
  • A-Z médecine spécialisée

    • Allergologie
    • Anatomie et cytologie pathologiques
    • Anesthésie-réanimation
    • Biologie médicale
    • Chirurgie maxillo-faciale
    • Chirurgie orale
    • Chirurgie orthopédique et traumatologique
    • Chirurgie pédiatrique
    • Chirurgie plastique reconstructrice et esthétique
    • Chirurgie thoracique et cardiovasculaire
    • Chirurgie vasculaire
    • Chirurgie viscérale et digestive
    • Dermatologie et vénérologie
    • Endocrinologie diabétologie nutrition
    • Génétique médicale
    • Gériatrie
    • Gynécologie médicale
    • Gynécologie obstétrique
    • Hématologie
    • Hépato-gastro-entérologie
    • Maladies infectieuses et tropicales
    • Médecine cardiovasculaire
    • Médecine générale
    • Médecine d'urgence
    • Médecine et santé au travail
    • Médecine intensive-réanimation
    • Médecine interne et immunologie clinique
    • Médecine légale
    • Médecine nucléaire
    • Médecine physique et de réadaptation
    • Médecine vasculaire
    • Néphrologie
    • Neurochirurgie
    • Neurologie
    • Oncologie
    • Ophtalmologie
    • Oto-rhino-laryngologie et chirurgie cervico-faciale
    • Pédiatrie
    • Pneumologie
    • Psychiatrie
    • Radiologie et imagerie médicale
    • Rhumatologie
    • Santé publique
    • Urologie

Research year

During their training, interns can benefit from one year of research :

  • according to their ranking in the ECNi events
  • taking into account their research project.

Intranet étudiant

For more information access the student intranet.

Public service contract (CESP)

See the application conditions for a public service contract (CESP).