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Third cycle [year 7 onwards of medical studies]


The third cycle of medicine follows studies to achieve diplomas that are pursuant to national regulations and the Faculty of Medicine and under the educational and administrative supervision of Sorbonne University. It provides classes and awards diplomas for the purpose of professional, scientific or further training:

National diplomas

  • DES and DESCs:
    Medical speciality postgraduate degrees (DES) in General Medicine, or Further medical speciality postgraduate degree (DESC)
  • Medical thesis:
  • The DFMS – DFMSA:
    (Diploma of Specialised Medical Training) and the DFMSA (Diploma of Advanced Specialised Medical Training) for non-EU students
  • Specialised medical qualifications:

Catalogue of university degrees, inter-university degrees and specialised medical qualifications

Vous recherchez un DU, DIU ou une capacité ?


Site des Cordeliers – Bât H
15 rue de l’École de Médecine
75006 – Paris

The department opens its doors to the public in Les Cordeliers on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 1pm to 4pm.

Otherwise, any request must be sent by email to the relevant department, depending on your course:

For university/inter-university degrees:

For DFMS/DFMSA/specialised medical qualifications/module placements:

For speciality DES/DESC / For general medicine DES/DESC:


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