Ever wondered how and why diseases develop? How medicine work or how novel drugs are discovered? What the underlying mechanisms are? Then join the exchange semester of Faculty of Medicine in which we will address all these questions.
The Faculty of Medicine's elective semester will give you insights in the translation of research to health care and back.
Start date: September
Duration: One semester
Language of instruction: English
Credits: 24/30 EC
The program offers a number of different minors every year. For 2021-2022 these are:
- Amsterdam Global Health
- Cancer-Immunity-Personalized Therapies
- Challenges in Women's & Child Healthcare
- Clinical & Scientific Internal Medicine
- Comprehensive Care and Anatomy
- Cardiovascular Challenges in organs
- Global Health Indonesia
- Hot Topics in Neurology and Psychiatry
- Medical Research to Clinical Practice
- Move your body
Global Health Indonesia, Challenges in Women's & Child Healthcare, Clinical & Scientific Internal Medicine and Comprehensive Care, and Anatomy are only open to VU medical students. Please mind that in the last three minors some parts (e.g. patient presentations) will be taught in Dutch.
The minors of the elective/exchange semester focus on medical scientific deepening and broadening and the translational connection between research and clinic. The aim is to strengthen academic and scientific training within the clinical context. This means you are better prepared for current developments in healthcare. In the light of internationalization and the reinforcement of academic training, the minors are taught in English.
The minors at the Faculty of Medicine start in September, last 16 weeks and comprise a total of 24 EC. The education is small-scale, consisting of interactive tutorials of +/- 25-48 students, study groups of approximately 12 students, practicals, working visits, etc. Each minor is multidisciplinary in design. You can complete your minor in January with a literature essay (6EC) to make it 30 EC.