The Ecole de l'Inserm Liliane Bettencourt represents a dynamic community. Beyond the opportunity to pursue a dual science -and-medicine/pharmacy curriculum, it offers numerous advantages to its students: personalized teaching, support, funding, networking, etc. Every effort is made to ensure the success of the students.
The Ecole de l'Inserm Liliane Bettencourt is not just a dual curriculum in sciences and medicine/pharmacy, it is also:
- A place of intellectual exchange, starting with the Ecole de février, thanks to the diversity of the students’ home programs, the atmosphere of intense work, and above all the spirit embodied by its teaching, which is remarkably different from traditional programs.
- A compatibility with all Master of Science degrees
- Project-based funding for participating in colloquia, conferences, and summer programs, in France and abroad
- Financial aid through contracts bridging the PhD and residency for the early PhD program: a one-year fixed-term contract governed by public law, twice renewable (once for students in the pharmacy program), monthly funding equivalent to the PhD fellowship.
- Personalized support and attention for students over the entire course of the program from the School’s teaching and scientific team.
- Funded participation in Science Days organized by the School (2 major events in March and September), Research and Health Days [in french], and Inserm Workshops [in french] organized by the Institute's Office of Scientific Programs and Research Support
- A network of students of the School (around 250 students from all over France)
Focus on the financial aid
Thanks to the cooperation and support of the Fondation Bettencourt Schueller, the School grants various funding:
- During their six-month internships, a flat-rate allowance is paid to students preparing their 2-year Master’s degree outside their home university, in France or abroad.
- If the student obtains his or her PhD degree before the 4th year of medicine/pharmacy studies, he or she receives remuneration equivalent to a doctoral allocation from the Ministry of Higher Education and Research, paid during the 2nd cycle of medical school, between the end of the PhD and the residency.
- If the student resumes his or her 2nd cycle of medical school after the 2-year Master’s degree, a financial aid is allocated for participation in conferences, colloquia, summer schools, laboratory internships in France or abroad, so that the student can maintain a connection to research in anticipation of his or her PhD. Funding is granted after approval of the School's Scientific and Educational Advisory Board.