Why this programme?
With the Bachelor of Medicine – English track, Curriculum 2022, you can become a doctor who can treat health problems in a multidisciplinary and multidimensional way and support patients, even if their health problem is incurable. You understand that this is an interesting and challenging profession that requires your full commitment. You realize that healthcare is changing, there is increasing socio-cultural diversity, along with ageing of the population, and that there is a need for integral care, prevention and health promotion. You also understand that knowledge, attitude and skills to think scientifically and critically are important and that medical science is constantly advancing. You want to be a discussion partner for patients and their loved ones and for other professionals. Those aspects of being a doctor are exactly what you are looking for.
Studying Bachelor in Medicine – English track, Curriculum 2022 in Maastricht, will teach you to be independent, to self-regulate your learning, but to also help your fellow students, to give and use feedback, and you will be guided in your personal and professional development. In the authentic professional tasks, knowledge, skills and attitude are integrated. There is supporting teaching and educational material (books, journals, practical trainings etc).
Your competence development begins during the bachelor programme, usually in a simulated and low-complexity setting. In the Skillslab you will work on clinical skills, such as measuring blood pressure, giving injections, and the physical examination of all major systems. You will practice this on medical models or mannequins, and on your fellow students. As part of the 3 year curriculum you will participate in student clinics, where you participate in health (care) related practice situations, but not in the traditional role as medical doctors, for a longer period of time.
Medicine bachelor's student Julia posts weekly about her experiences. She's also happy to answer your questions about the programme and about (student) life in Maastricht.