Students going the extra mile

Medical student is 'flying high' at the Defensity College

Simon Cornelissen is not only attending the master's programme in Medicine. In addition to his busy curriculum, he is an ensign at the Dutch Ministry of Defence, where he works two days a week as a student assistant at the Defensity College, researching the effect of high G-forces on the lungs and specifically the after-effects.

"I am researching a piece of science we don't have, but would love to have. The pilots go to the limit of what is physically possible." Simon finds this research and assisting the pilots in their training the most rewarding thing there is.

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