Once you’ve obtained your master’s in Medicine, you’ll be a qualified medical doctor. Your diploma will allow you to get registered as an MD in the BIG-register (the Dutch registry for medical professionals). Graduates usually continue on to a medical specialty training programme, or pursue a career in scientific research. Research amongst graduates shows that almost all students are able to find a paid position within a year of their graduation.
Most of our graduates find positions as doctors or combine work as a doctor with a medical specialty training programme (AIOS). The range of specialisations you could pursue is broad and versatile. Examples are:
- Family medicine (three years)
- Psychiatry (five years)
- Paediatrics (six years)
- Surgery (six years)
- Sports medicine (four years)
- Occupational health care (four years)
After they've specialised, most doctors end up working in (academic) hospitals and general practices. But you can also find them at psychiatric care facilities, companies, sports institutes or at youth care organisations.
Graduates can also specialise and become a scientific researcher. Researchers often end up working at universities (either in the Netherlands or abroad), but you can also find them at renowned research organisations and at (national) governmental institutes.