Would you like to help patients and treat diseases?
Perhaps as a doctor or a medical researcher? In this Bachelor's degree program you prepare yourself to do just that.
In this bachelor's degree program, you prepare yourself for a career in medicine. Because the development of a medical professional takes a lot of time and attention and since we aim to prepare our students optimally, a limited number of study places are available. Therefore, the medical degree program in Groningen has 410 places available each year. You can be admitted to this program by participating in a selection procedure. The program is provided in two languages; Dutch and English.
The three-year medical bachelor's degree program in Groningen is patient-centered: you will be introduced to patients right from the start of the first year. You will learn about all medical disciplines based on those patients’ cases. You will carry out study assignments independently or in small groups. During a two-week care internship, you will experience the daily routines in a department in a hospital or a nursing home.
As a medical student, you will build a solid theoretical basis and develop academic and practical skills. After the Bachelor's phase, students from all four learning communities enter the Master's program together, and if all goes well you leave university after six years as a physician (basisarts).
Please note: In order to be eligible for the Master's program as a non-Dutch student you need to meet the language requirement: C1 Dutch.
Why study this program in Groningen?
Characteristics of the Groningen curriculum are a problem-based program that is both patient and student-centered. Students should show a pro-active attitude during their studies.
Characteristics of the Groningen curriculum are:
A problem-based program;
A patient and student-centered program.
In this curriculum, students are expected to show a pro-active attitude during their studies.
Causes of Diseases focuses on the development of medical knowledge. Competence development focuses on the development of competencies important for being a good doctor. This competence development takes place within one of the Learning Communities (Intramural Care, Sustainable Care, Global Health or Innovative Medicine). In Knowledge Development, your knowledge progression is tested in national progress tests. You can compare your own progress with your peers' level of medical knowledge and with the national average. In this way, you learn to recognize your own gaps in medical knowledge. You will take this test 4 times a year.
The University of Groningen is a research university in the top segment of European academic research. Innovative research is being conducted in a great many academic fields. Research and education are closely knit in this inspiring and quality-focused work environment.
Researchers at the UMCG are involved in fundamental and patient-oriented (clinical) research. Its research is dynamic and innovative with the ongoing development of emerging programs and initiatives especially in its central field of expertise, Healthy Ageing. All these elements are reflected in the educational program where students, as future academics, from the start of their study medicine are involved in their lecturers' research.