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1 Medical Curricula UMC Utrecht Inspiring young minds

2 Medical Studies in Holland 8 public medical schools (government-subsidized) Mergers between academic hospitals and medical faculties Medical School Utrecht University housed in UMC Utrecht

3 Medical Studies in Holland General features 6 year undergraduate programs divided into bachelor and master-phase OR 3 or 4 year (research) master after obtaining a biomedical bachelor degree 80 to 90 weeks of internships in several clinical wards and extramural settings. Both University Medical Centers and regional affiliated hospitals accommodate interns

4 Medical Professional Communicator Scholar Professional Collaborator Manager Health Advocate Can Meds: educational framework based on competences

5 Medical programs in Utrecht Medicine-CRU: Bachelor 3 years Master 3 years MD-degree Physician-scientist SUMMA Biomedical bachelor Research master 4 years MD-degree

6 Medicine in Utrecht: student numbers Program students 1st year students total CRU3041976 SUMMA40176

7 Medical Studies at UMC Utrecht Educational philosophy Focus on: students learning rather than teachers teaching active and independent learning development of attitudes and skills for life-long learning

8 Medical Studies at UMC Utrecht Features: 1)Varied work formats 2)Z – curriculum 3)Clinical context 4)Assessment 5)Quality control

9 1. Varied work formats Small group sessions Group sessions Meet the Expert (MTE) Lectures Interactive lectures Practical sessions

10 2. H-curriculum vs. Z-curriculum

11 3. Clinical context Clinicians as teachers Clinical Skills training throughout program (incl. communication) Early internships (from third year)

12 4. Assessment Courses Written tests Reports Presentations Practical skills assessment Internships Mid-term evaluation Final (oral) assessment Criteria: Professional attitude Patient files Clinical skills Internship-specific criteria

13 5. Quality Control - external Ministerial accreditation (NVAO/QANU) Every 5 years Necessary for: Government funding Right to award diploma degrees Scholarships for students

14 5. Quality Control - internal Self-study in preparation for accreditation Yearly evaluation cycles of all parts of the program Exit-questionnaires for all graduating students to evaluate whole curriculum Visitation affiliated hospitals (every 3 years)

15 5. Quality Control - internal Yearly: Evaluation forms (students/teachers) Report students representation committee Evaluation interview with course coordinator Every 3 years: Advice internal advisory committee Panel interview Evaluation cycles:

16 Internal Quality Control – evaluation cycle Organisation Content Teachers Work formats Study materials Time management Assessment PlanDoCheckAct

17 Active students are the key to success

18 More information For more detailed information about our curriculum, visit our website (in Dutch): geneeskunde/ or e-mail: gnk-beleidsmedewerkers@umcutrecht.nl geneeskunde/ For other information such as possibilities for doing (research) internships or PhDs at UMC Utrecht or the Utrecht Summer School: visit the UMC international office website at Or send an e-mail to:

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