If you choose to study Medicine or the International Track in Medicine (ITM), you must be responsible, independent and disciplined. The student is central in these two Maastricht medical programmes. The medical programmes as well as the medical profession are very demanding. You will acquire knowledge through active Problem-Based Learning (PBL), skills training, lectures and self-study. Only a small part of each week is dedicated to scheduled study activities, which means you have sufficient time to find information yourself, to study and to practise. You will find there many opportunities to establish a personal focus in an inspiring environment.
Interpersonal and cooperation skills are essential. You must be eager to learn, modest, open and accessible. When you work as a doctor, you will also need to rely on ethical values and moral integrity to ensure that you make carefully considered decisions. You must be able to function in a team with other professionals and know how to respond to emotional reactions and ethical dilemmas. Being a doctor means giving the best of yourself on demand.