The scientific research activities of the employees of UPJŠ, Faculty of Medicine are realized by solving basic and applied research projects supported by individual ministries of the Slovak Republic (e.g. APVV, VEGA, projects from the EU SF) as well as international projects (e.g. Horizon). In addition, university has an internal grant system of UPJŠ in Košice in place within the university, and the Faculty of Medicine has a similar system of support for young researchers – Internal Grant system for PhD students.
Student scientific conferences are organized every year, as well as many scientific and professional events, including international ones, at which doctoral students can present results in the field of their scientific research activities. The university has an accredited third degree of university study (PhD study) in the following fields of study: general medicine, dental medicine, pharmacology, public health. The education of PhD students is a key to the development of scientific research activities at the faculty.