Bachelor

Medicine

Have you always been fascinated with the idea that you can help improve people’s health? Are you curious, with good interpersonal skills and can you work well in teams? Then a bachelor's in Medicine at Maastricht University might be the right thing for you. Our bachelor’s programme takes a hands-on approach from the onset; you’ll come into contact with patients early on in your studies. Additionally, you’ll take skills labs, where you practice medical skills with (and on) your fellow students and simulated patients, and acquire other practical skills, such as delivering bad news. After the bachelor's programme, almost all students continue on to do a master's in Medicine. Once you have completed the master's programme, you’ll be ready to work in a hospital as a resident physician, during which time you’ll be trained as a specialist. It will be easy for you to find a good position after you graduate, because the Dutch numerus clausus system ensures that the number of graduates do not exceed the number of doctors needed in the country.

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Student satisfaction
4.4 This study
4.2 National average
Number of first year students
327 This study
364 National average
First year contact hours
12-18 This study
12-18 National average
Flow to second year
96%This study
96% National average
Diploma within 4 years
91% This study
86% National average
Job within 6 months
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94% National average

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  • Team Maastricht wins national medical contest

    Team Maastricht wins national medical contest

    Wednesday, May 24, 2017

    On Saturday 13 May, the sixth edition of the largest interfaculty medical contest in the Netherlands was being held: the RFC. Team Maastricht placed first, winning the title of best medical faculty.

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  • Students Going The Extra Mile

    'Nice to meet you, I’m the person behind the patient’

    Tuesday, May 16, 2017

    In 2016, Sjim Romme and Matthijs Bosveld received the UM Student Prize. They are taking a gap year from their studies in 2017/18 so they can get one step closer to their dream: people-focused healthcare in which the symptoms of patients play a central role through people-focused medical education.

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  • UM partnering with Universidade Católica Portuguesa for new medical faculty in Cascais, Portugal

    New Portuguese medical faculty based on the UM model

    Friday, April 7, 2017

    In February 2017, Universidade Católica Portuguesa and UM-FHML signed a partnership agreement to jointly set up a six-year medical curriculum in Portugal. On Thursday 6 and Friday 7 April, a Portuguese delegation visited FHML for a further introduction to our teaching system, facilities and staff.

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