Why this programme?
The bachelor’s in Medicine addresses topical themes such as obesity and ageing. You’ll encounter real-life problems from your very first day. You’ll begin by acquiring different medical and practical skills in the Skillslab. Already in year one, you’ll practice with, and on, your fellow students. Additionally, you’ll train other skills you’ll need as a doctor, such as conversation techniques. How to handle an emotional response of a patient? You can practice this on a simulation patient (an actor who acts that he has a certain disease).
Walk through the information on this website to get a first impression. If that information triggers you into thinking "that I want to see and experience for myself" it is a good idea to come and visit us during our Open Day and Experience Days!
One of the most distinguishing features of the bachelor's in Medicine at Maastricht University is that it is practice-oriented. You start out practicing on fellow students, and learn things such as how to draw blood. Your contact with patients will initially be of an observational nature. As the programme progresses, you’ll gain more responsibility towards patients. In your second year, for example, you’ll do a 4-day ‘care internship’ in a nursing home to get acquainted with ‘real’ work in healthcare. In your third year, you’ll spend time in outpatient clinics.
Freddy is the student ambassador for his bachelor's programme International Track in Medicine. He's happy to answer your questions about the programme and about (student) life in Maastricht.