The European MD-PhD Association, abbreviated to EMPA, was founded in May 2015 in the Netherlands. It is an association founded and run by European MD PhD candidates. The MD PhD organization of the University of Groningen, The Netherlands, is currently the main host of all logistic facilities for the EMPA.

At the 3rd European MD/PhD Conference 2014, the decision was made to found the EMPA with four aims in mind:

  1. To form a scientific network in which cooperation, the exchange of knowledge and the exchange of students between research centres are encouraged.
  2. To form a social network, where connections between MD/PhD organizations, researchers and MD/PhD candidates in particular can be made.
  3. To give political weight to the voice of MD/PhD candidates in Europe and in each individual connected country.
  4. To form a legal body to which financial contributions can be made to achieve the abovementioned goals.

Joining the EMPA provides MD PhD candidates with a base upon which they can build collaborations, research exchanges and a vast network of likeminded peers.

Registration for the EMPA has opened and is available through the this link. So don’t wait to sign up and be part of what will soon be the largest collection of MD/PhD candidates in Europe.