Examination Board master Cardiovascular Research and master Oncology
The Faculty of Medicine VU has one Central Examination Board and two Shared Examination Boards; one for the Medical bachelor and master programmes and one for the three medical sciences master programmes: Epidemiology, Cardiovascular Research and Oncology.
Central Examination Board
The Central Examination Board, which mandates the Shared Examination Boards, executes its tasks according to the “Wet op het Hoger onderwijs en Wetenschappelijk onderzoek (WHW)”. and is the establishment, which objectively and professionally assesses whether or not a student fulfills the criteria, the education and exam regulations have set with regard to knowledge, insight and skills, necessary to obtain the degree. The Central examination board operates at Faculty level.
Members of the Central Examination Board
Chair: Ms. dr. I.E. van der Horst - Bruinsma
Vice Chair: Ms.dr. I. Bijnsdorp
Member: Prof.dr. A.J.L.M. van Balkom
Member: Dr. M. Wondergem
External member: Drs. K.H. Visser
Secretary: Mr. P.J. Wytzes
The Shared Examination Board Epidemiology, Cardiovascular Research and Oncology processes requests of students concerning examination and supervises the quality of the exams of the education programmes it is responsible for. The Shared Examination Board is also the establishment that handles the study program of the individual students.
This page provides information for students of the master programmes Cardiovascular Research and Oncology.
Plan of action
The application and handling of students’ requests pursue the following plan of action:
- The request is submitted by the student;
- The student receives an automatic confirmation of receipt;
- The official secretary assesses whether or not a request meets the regulations for application. If not, the request is not handled by the Shared Examination Board. The student will receive a message to notify him/her;
- The student will receive a message to notify him/her;
- The official secretary asks for additional information to be given by the student when necessary;
- The request will be dealt with by the Shared Examination Board;
- The student receives the decision on his/her request of the Shared Examination Board within 30 days after the receipt of the request via a digital letter (via e-mail) and a hardcopy via regular mail.
The following requests can be submitted to the Shared Examination Board.
- Exemptions, personal requests and complaints: request form
- Approval of optional courses: approval form
- Approval of Internships: approval form
- Approval of Literature Studies : approval form
Exemptions, personal requests and complaints
AD. 1 Exemptions
Exemptions are granted on the basis of acquired knowledge, insight and skills. The provided evidence for the exemption consists of previous obtained exams.
Rules regarding exemptions:
- Exemption is only granted if the acquired knowledge, insight and skills match those of the module for which exemption is requested. This means that learning objects must be comparable and the assessment needs to be at the same level.
- Exemption is only granted for modules, internships or courses part of the academic year in which the student takes part for the first time. If the student fails to inform the Shared Examination Board in time the exemption is not granted.
- A request for exemption needs to be sent to the Shared Examination Board at least 3 months before the start of the module and should be provided with documentation. The electronic form for requests needs to be used.
- A request for exemption after completion of the module will not be granted.
- For particular educational modules as stated in the OER exemption is not granted.
AD. 2 Personal requests concerning (interim) examinations
Personal circumstances might lead to exceptions on the rules concerning examination, for example a request for an additional retake elongation of the validity of examinations or another type of examination that is described in the OER. A personal request can be submitted to the Shared Examination Board only when exceptional personal circumstances affected your educational program.
Personal circumstances that are considered by the Shared Examination Board are:
- Illness of the student;
- Physical or Physiological conditions;
- Pregnancy of the student;
- Personal circumstances related to family;
- Membership of an accreditation committee (chapter 5a WHW);
- Exceptional behavior (status provided by the board of directors needs to be accompanied).
AD. 3 Complaints regarding examinations
The Shared Examination Board can be informed about complaints regarding examination. For example the procedures during the examination, cases of fraud or when a student does not agree with a procedure of assessment. Note that is not possible to object against a grade in terms of content. In the latter matter the student first needs to contact the examiner responsible for the module.
AD. 4,5,6 Approval of optional courses, internships, extensions and literature study
Optional courses, internships, extensions and literature-study have to be approved by the Shared Examination Board. The Shared Examination Board has installed examiners to approve these. Use the form to request approval.
Rules for filing a request
Members of the Shared Examination Board
Chair: Ms. dr. I. Bijnsdorp
Vice Chair: Ms. dr. M.J.Greuter
Member: Dr. S.R. Baglio
Member: Dr. P.A.J. Krijnen
Official secretary: Mr. P.J. Wytzes
The Shared Examination Board will inform the student of the decision within 30 days after filing the request. The applicant receives an e-mail message about the decision or the progress of the request.
Patient-related skills & patient contacts
During your Doctor of Medicine studies you will learn skills such as performing physical examinations. These are skills you will practice throughout your study. Before you work on real patients, you will practise your skills on fellow students, simulation patients and, for a number of examinations, a specially trained practical instructor. This means that you yourself will also regularly function as a test subject for your fellow students. This training will help you to learn the necessary patient-related skills.
VUmc has rules and regulations for patient-related skills and patient contact that apply to all students.
It goes without saying that the statutory regulations regarding patient-related activities and patient contact also apply. These regulations are described in the Individual Healthcare Professions Act (BIG) and the Medical Treatment Agreements Act (WGBO).