Training, Education and Research

GSD Healthcare has developed a unique educational model focused on the continuous professional education of medical and health professionals, to boost the acquisition of specialized competencies and skills to succeed in providing high-quality and cost-efficient care.

Our area of speciality includes: Oncology, Cardiac Surgery, Pediatric and adults Congenital Heart Disease, Orthopedic, Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology, Diabetes, Ophthalmology, Bariatric Surgery, Reproductive Medicine, Anti-Aging Plastic Dermatology, Gene Therapy and Medical Imageology, Scanner, Radiology.

GSD Healthcare developed 4 educational models:

Customized Courses

We provide tailored programs, focusing on the needs of health organizations in the clinical and surgical specialities and in healthcare management, quality and safety, and leadership.

Our courses adopt innovative methods to boost the learning experience of qualified professionals. The theoretical knowledge and updates are combined with hands-on training sessions, case-based methods, simulation and field-project developments, which directly engage the participants with the faculty, and promote reflexive learning in the daily practice.

Clinical and Surgical Courses

Our courses are designed upon our participant’s needs, deploying theoretical learning, Evidence Based Medicine and live onsite hands-on training and in distance learning with live broadcasting. Learning relies on real cases discussions, through a structured case-based approach applied in executive learning.

Courses are managed by the international top-ranked professors of GSD and San Raffaele University. Courses can last from 2 to 3 days based on local needs and facilities (i.e. simulation rooms, cadaver lab).

A tailored need assessment with local doctors is performed to design the program and identify the techniques and technologies to target.

Our Teaching Methods involve frontal lectures and presentations, interactive case-based discussions, live surgeries – happening on-site or broadcasted from our hospitals in Milan, Wet Lab with biological samples (animal), Dry Lab with artificial models, virtual reality simulations, practical exercises, training on cadaver.

Executive Program in Hospital Management

Our “Hospital Management” program is a unique experience of executive education offered in the Gulf Region. It exploits the long-term experience in healthcare management with two top-ranked international institutions: the SDA Bocconi School of Management and the San Donato Hospital Group, (GSD).

The full program is made up of five modules that include three days of face-to-face training, plus workshops on-site and an individual field project.

Immersion Training Programs

GSD Healthcare welcomes graduated and specialized doctors to join real learning experience in Italy. It is in our DNA to share and exchange knowledge with all medical professionals around the world and invite them to discover GSD approach to excellency and patient-centered care.

This approach is reinforced by the unique learning of experience offered by programs as the Observership and Practical internship at our hospitals in Italy. We welcome professionals to our hospitals for personalized learning experiences, wherein they can directly observe and take part to the daily activity supervised by experienced professionals or university professors.


The Observership is an experience where healthcare professionals can observe colleagues in daily practice, as they care for patients and their families. This approach can grant the participant to gain the required experience and knowledge and have direct interaction with a personal tutor.

Practical Internship

The practical internship program allows graduate physicians to practice during the training programs at our hospitals.

With the practical internship program, participants will be able to develop your technical skills and make you gain experience with the latest procedures and technologies.

You can also join the research program and have a chance to take part of future science invention. You will join the team in the specialities you select and be allowed to practice under their supervision of our head of service.

The trainings will be held in English and the duration of the program is a minimum of one month. We also offer programs up to 1- or 2-years.

GSD Healthcare will assist you in the administrative procedures including, visa, government authorizations, insurance, and the registration to the royal college.

Although most of our patients come from Italy, our doors are increasingly open for patients from all over the world.

Student Exchange

GSD is delighted to increase its network by partnering with other universities to provide joint student exchange programs. We are looking to develop academic and educational cooperation in the field of Higher Education on the basis of mutual understanding and for mutual benefit.

We strongly believe that international exposure is a key element for the professional development of our students. To achieve this goal, the establishment of a double degree program between international universities is fundamental.

The Vita-Salute San Raffaele University is a private non-profit university in Milan, Italy, and is characterized by a strong integration of teaching and research, each of its faculties considered as a complex structure enclosing undergraduate and postgraduate courses, research centers, doctoral schools and master programs. Students looking to obtain an MD Degree (International MD Program in English language) from the Vita-Salute San Raffaele University can apply from a partner university to complete courses of the Pre-Clinical Phase of the MD program of Vita-Salute San Raffaele University.

We welcome students matching our recruitment criteria to join our program.

In addition, we intend to set joint degree programs with other Universities. After the alignment of the program and the establishment of cooperation offices, we can develop programs in which the student starts his/her study for the first 3 years in his/her University and then come to Vita Salute to finish the next three years of his/her study. At the end the student receives the diploma form both Universities.

The Vita-Salute San Raffaele University

Our own Vita-Salute San Raffaele University is a private university in Milan, Italy.
Founded in 1996 with its academic program in Psychology, followed by programs in Medicine in 1998, and Philosophy in 2002.

Since inception, the University has been characterized by a strong integration of teaching and research, in each of its facets: basic, philosophical and social.

The University is now a point of reference in the field of university education in Italy, as one of the top academic institutions, and a part of the Gruppo Ospedaliero San Donato.

Being a point of reference in Italy and one of the 7 best universities in Europe, we establish international exchange programs to share our know-how and expertise with the world. Those exchanges take the form of student exchange programs and joint research programs.

Joint Research

We have a very active research center. Researchers working in the institute published 2200 papers per year with a total impact factor of 8.048.

Our commitment to enhance the clinical practice is proven by more than 700 ongoing clinical trials and by more than 300 new study proposals submitted to the institutional review board of IRCCS Ospedale San Raffaele every year.

These metrics rank IRCCS Ospedale San Raffaele as one of the leading biomedical research institutes in Europe.

Our model is based on the interconnection of the research and clinical practice, together with academics, researchers and professors who are involved on a daily basis in clinical activity and hands-on approach.

We are interested in developing joint research programs to share the assets and financing of each research center and benefit with advantages for both of them.

Please find here attached a list of our research projects and in annex the description of each. We can also discuss about new research project.

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