(male), Candidata medicinæ
(female), abbreviated cand.med.
is a academic degree
awarded in Denmark
following a six year medical school
In Germany it is a academic degree for a medical student in a six year program who has passed his first 2 years of pre-clinical study and has entered the clinical part.
In Norway the education is offered at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology
, University of Bergen
, University of Oslo
and University of Tromsø
. Following the education, candidates are permitted to work as rotation doctor, first at a hospital
for one year and then six months as a general practitioner
. After the rotation service, the candidate may receive formal qualifications as a medical doctor
The first Norwegian to receive this degree was Carl Schultz in 1817. Along with the cand.med.vet., cand.psychol. and cand.theol. it is one of the few Latin titles to survive the "Quality Reform" in Norway.