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Programme committee MED

Last updated on 5 December 2022
Each programme has its own programme committee (OLC). An OLC is a participation body that advises on the quality of education.

The Medicine Programme Committee consists of the chairperson (lecturer), the vice-chair (student), as well as four staff members and four student members. An official secretary from the Institute for Education and Training supports the committee.

The lecturer members are appointed for three years and can be reappointed once. The student members who are now on the programme committee will in principle have an appointment for at least one year from the moment they join the programme committee, but can be reappointed two more times afterwards. As soon as there is a vacancy for a new student member in the study programme committee, this will be announced in places accessible to students.

The members of the programme committee are:

  • Prof. Eric JH Meuleman, professor of Andrological Urology, chair of OLC
  • Drs. Elise Baartman, IOO quality assurance staff member, OLC official secretary
  • Drs. J.H. Nederhoed, vascular surgeon, surgery department, internship coordinator M2.2
  • Claudette van den Broek, Medicine student, master year 2, vice chair
  • Karl Gerritse, side entry Zigma student, master year 1
  • Prof. Dr. Martin den Heijer, lecturer member
  • Dr. Berniek Hesselink, lecturer member, tutor bachelor program
  • Dr. Bert Molewijk, lecturer member
  • Sofie van Straalen, medical student, bachelor year 2
  • Merel de Heer, medical student, bachelor year 2
  • Christiaan Koster, medical student, master year 1

Meetings

There is a meeting schedule indicating which topics will be discussed as an indication. The committee works with an annual schedule.

Reporting

The study programme committee produces an annual report for each academic year. There are also minutes per meeting. 

The different programme committees per programme and their tasks

  • Tasks programme committee

    a. The programme committee has right of consent and advises with regard to parts of the education and examination regulations of the study programme.
    b. The programme committee annually assesses the way in which the Teaching and Examination Regulations are implemented. To this end, the study programme committee makes use of, among other things: the curriculum, course and internship evaluations. The study programme committee examines, among other things, the relationship between courses in the programme, study supervision and the way in which information about the curriculum is provided to students from the study programme.
    c. The programme committee can provide solicited and unsolicited advice on all matters concerning the education in the study programme. 

  • Programme committee medicine bachelor and master

    The members of the programme committee are: 

    • Dr. Geert Schenk, neuroscientist, chair
    • Nneka Buzugbe, medical student, masteryear 1, vice-chair
    • Mr. Pieter Wytzes, staff IOO, secretary
    • Mohamed Badaou, medical student, bacheloryear 3
    • Anouar Aznou, medical student, masteryear 1
    • Zahra Verwer, medical student,  bacheloryear 3 
    • Iris Visser, medical student, masteryear 2
    • Dr. Ina Meenken, oculist, lecturer
    • Dr. Tommy Pattij, neuroscientist, lecturer
    • Drs. Frits Kleinen Hammans, psychiatrist, lecturer 
    • Drs. Femke Wassink, general pratitioner, lecturer

    The programme committee can be reached via opleidingscommissie@vumc.nl.

  • Programme Committee Master Cardiovascular Research

    Programme committee of the Master Cardiovascular Research 

    The programme committee is made up of a chairperson (a lecturer), a vice-chairperson (a student) and several staff members and student members. New vacancies for students on the programme committee will be published as soon as these become available. The current student members of the programme committee are appointed for two years.

    Members 

    • Prof. dr. R.A. Boon (chair, lecturer)  

    • Dr.C.E. van den Brom (lecturer)  

    • Dr. R. van Loon (lecturer) 

    • Zainab Iqbal (second-year student)  

    • Lotte Abbas (second-year student)  

    • Rianne Verduijn (second-year student)  

    • Mr. Pieter Wytzes (official secretary)

    Meetings 

    A meeting timetable is available on which you can see approximately when which subjects will be on the agenda. The committee works according to an annual timetable. There are 6 meetings a year.

    Reporting 

    The programme committee draws up an annual report for the academic year. It also keeps minutes of every meeting.

    Contact 

    Mr. Pieter Wytzes  

    Email: opleidingscommissie@vumc.nl

  • Programme Committee Master Oncology

    The programme committee of master programme in Oncology 

    The programme committee is made up of a chairperson (a lecturer), a vice-chairperson (a student), two staff members and two student members. New vacancies for students on the programme committee will be published as soon as these become available. The current student members of the programme committee were aspiring member for one year and then appointed for one year.

    Members of the programme committee are: 

    • Dr. V.L.J.L. Thijssen (chair, lecturer) 

    • Dr. S.A.G.M Cillessen (lecturer) 

    • Dr. J.C. Dorsman (lecturer)  

    • Estelle Deby (second-year student) 

    • Sarah Yousef (second-year student) 

    • Tal  Shasha (second-year student)

    • Mr. Pieter Wytzes (official secretary)

    Meetings 

    A meeting timetable is available on which you can see approximately when which subjects will be on the agenda. The committee works according to an annual timetable. There are 6 meetings a year.

    Reporting 

    The programme committee draws up an annual report for the academic year. It also keeps minutes of every meeting.

    Contact 

    Mr. Pieter Wytzes  

    Email: opleidingscommissie@vumc.nl

  • Programme committee Master Epidemiology

    The programme committee of the Master's programme in Epidemiology consists of three staff members and three student members. An official secretary from EpidM supports the committee.
    The members are appointed for three years and can be reappointed once. As soon as there is a vacancy for a new student member in the study programme committee, this will be announced to all students of the study programme. 

    The members of the programme committee are:

    • Mw. dr. M.J. Westerman, chair (lecturer)
    • Dr. M.W. Heymans (lecturer)
    • S.P. Rauh, Msc (lecturer)
    • Mw. S. Bruijniks, Msc (student)
    • Mw. S. Rutten, arts (student)
    • Mw. S.E.M. Veldhuijzen-van Zanten, arts (student)

    Meetings

    The programme committees meets at least six time a year. 

    Reporting 

    The programme committee draws up an annual report for the academic year. It also keeps minutes of every meeting.

    Contact

    Mw. drs. Y. van Loon, secretary, email: y.vanloon@vumc.nl, tel 020 444 8188

  • Institute for education and training

    The Institute for Education and Training is responsible for providing education within VUmc and provides all medical, mental health, biomedical, nursing and medical support programmes.

    University education
    VUmc School of Medical Sciences is part of the Institute for Education and Training, with Medicine being its largest programme. VUmc Amstel Academy and VUmc Academy also form part of the Institute.

    VUmc Amstel Academy is responsible for the development, coordination and execution of postgraduate nursing courses and medical support courses. VUmc Academy is responsible for the development of medical postgraduate courses, the organization of extra and refresher courses (medical, medical support, nursing and mental health), conferences, symposiums and training courses (provided by PAOG) and all activities in the field of HR development, training and coaching.

    Our principles
    VUmc’s motto ‘Striving together for excellence’ (Samen kiezen voor Beter) is reflected in our comprehensive package of degree programmes. The application of this principle is always aimed at ‘striving for excellence’ and ‘becoming excellent’. Achieving a high level of education and the professionalization of our teaching staff are a matter of course. Education research is also part of our activities, whereby we focus on updating and providing access to expertise. In a broader perspective, we work together with VU University Amsterdam to improve the Human Health and Life Sciences domain. This is both a substantive and a physical collaboration that aims to promote excellent Human Health and Life Sciences education and bring together the stakeholders. The Institute for Education and Training develops, innovates and provides access to knowledge via knowledge sharing and knowledge management.

    Ambitions
    The Institute for Education and Training has ambitions to develop into a renowned regional knowledge centre for medical and nursing education and training.

Contact

Do you have any questions? Please contact the Student Service Centre of the Faculty of Medicine.

Call +31 (0)20 44 48010 (Mon – Fri: 10:00 – 12:30 and 14:00 – 16:30)

General question: studentenbalie@vumc.nl

Programme related questions

Send an email for question related to:
- the Bachelor/Minors: bachelor.info@vumc.nl
- the Master: master.gnk@vumc.nl
- Internationalisation: international@vumc.nl