As a university medical specialist, you have the opportunity to choose a clinical or a scientific/academic career at the Medical University of Graz and to complete a doctoral program while being employed. In addition to high-quality patient care, the profile of a university medical specialist primarily involves active participation in research and education. By acquiring scientific qualifications, you develop your personal profile in the direction of a research professor or a university assistant medical director. At the start of employment, a competence catalog in the specific area that includes university requirements is determined for each university medical specialist. These competencies must be acquired before a permanent employment contract is concluded.