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University Medical Center Groningen

Student Ambassadors Bachelor Medicine

Welcome to all Prospective Students

Koen Geertzen and Juliëtte Drenth
Koen Geertzen and Juliëtte Drenth

Hello everyone!

Our names are Juliëtte Drenth and Koen Geertzen. We are both third year Medicine students; Koen in the Learning Community Intramural Care and Juliëtte in the Learning Community Molecular Medicine.

About us: we are both active members of the Study Association M.F.A. Panacea. Panacea is the Medical Faculty Association for medical students and organises many educational and fun activities. Koen organises the Trip Abroad to Spain this year and Juliëtte organises many cultural activities. Besides this, we both combine our medical studies with a part-time job at the University Medical Centre Groningen (UMCG) and we play field hockey.

Becoming a doctor has always interested us and that is why we both chose to come to Groningen. Medicine in Groningen has an innovative curriculum and prepares you to be a skilled doctor. The programme consists of mostly small-group classes, and approximately 12 contact hours per week. This means we spend a lot of time on self-study. Because of the small group sessions, we have good contact with our co-students.

Groningen is a beautiful city to be a student; it is small but not tiny. It has about 180.000 citizens, of which approximately one third is student. This means you will always run into people when you are on your way to the CMB (Central Medical Library) and you always have people to hang out with! Groningen is a lively student city and the University of Groningen plays a dominant role in the city. There are activities every day, from cultural (like USVA) to educational or sports (like ACLO).

For us, Groningen has the perfect balance between education and free time. If you become a student in Groningen you will not regret it! Please do not hesitate to contact us in case you have any questions about studying Medicine in Groningen, the application or selection procedure, student-life or extra-curricular activities.

Hope to see you soon at the faculty of Medical Sciences!

Juliëtte and Koen

You can reach us by email: studentambassadors.medicine or meet us at the Open Day of the University of Groningen!

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