Why this programme?
The medical world is constantly changing, and as a doctor, you’ll have to be able to anticipate these changes. During the master’s in Medicine, you’ll learn how to do just that. As a ‘doctor of the future’ you are not just someone who provides good care. You know that customised care is key, and you always keep a patient’s quality of life in mind. The programme aims to train you to analyse, identify and solve patient problems. You’ll learn to take a multidisciplinary approach. Because after all, patient’s problems are hardly ever isolated. You’ll also learn how to use new knowledge to help patients, both right now and in the future. And last but not least, you’ll try your hand at doing your own research.
Please note: this programme only admits students who have obtained a bachelor's in Medicine at Maastricht University.
The amount of time you spend on education is limited during your master’s. Applied healthcare is the prime focus of the programme. As an intern, you’ll receive training in different fields of medicine through rotations at, for example, hospitals and general medical practices. The programme is patient-centred: you have a lot of patient contact and learn how to apply theories to real-life situations. You solve problems based on existing knowledge, and on the knowledge you gain. Your time will also be spent on information gathering, individual study and practical exercises.
Clinical rotations in focus
Your rotations will give you a thorough insight into healthcare and research. The curriculum is structured to familiarise you with a broad range of medical fields, such as neuroscience, family medicine, social medicine and scientific research. You’ll also do rotations in surgical medicine, mother and child and reflective medicine. In addition to these mandatory blocks, you’ll also have two elective rotations that will allow you to determine which specialisation is the right choice for you.
The educational programme of this master's consists of the following components:
- Reflective medicine (12 weeks)
- Surgical medicine (12 weeks)
- Mother and child (10 weeks)
- Neurosciences (20 weeks)
- Family medicine and social medicine (12 weeks)
- Electives block A (8 weeks)
- Electives block B (10 weeks)
- Scientific research participation (SCIP) (18 weeks)
- Healthcare participation (HELP) (18 weeks)
Please consult the Courses & Curriculum page for more information.