The IRTG provides a structured, interdisciplinary and mentor-based training program for all doctoral candidates who are doing their doctoral degree funded by the Collaborative Research Center (CRC) 1292. Under the auspices of TransMed, the doctoral candidates are offered to obtain a Dr. rer. nat., a PhD or a MD/PhD degree. It is also open for medical students, and clinician scientists. The program is mandatory for all members funded by the CRC.