16 May 2017
'Nice to meet you, I’m the person behind the patient’

Students going the extra mile

During the education of healthcare professionals, from doctors to nurses, spending eight hours with the person behind by the patient. That is the goal of Stichting Mens Achter de Patiënt (Person Behind the Patient Foundation), founded by UM students Sjim Romme and Matthijs Bosveld. In 2016, the housemates and friends received the UM Student Prize and 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). “The worst-case scenario is that it goes really well.”