Patient-related skills & patient contacts

During your Doctor of Medicine studies you will learn skills such as performing physical examinations. These are skills you will practice throughout your study. Before you work on real patients, you will practise your skills on fellow students, simulation patients and, for a number of examinations, a specially trained practical instructor. This means that you yourself will also regularly function as a test subject for your fellow students. This training will help you to learn the necessary patient-related skills.

VUmc has rules and regulations for patient-related skills and patient contact that apply to all students.

It goes without saying that the statutory regulations regarding patient-related activities and patient contact also apply. These regulations are described in the Individual Healthcare Professions Act (BIG) and the Medical Treatment Agreements Act (WGBO).