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Relationships strengthened with UMC Utrecht
Delegates of the University Medical Centre Utrecht (UMC), the Netherlands, recently visited Stellenbosch University, Faculty of Health Sciences in order to renew and expand the current student exchange programme agreement.
The delegates took part in various strategic discussions with Faculty management and staff members from participating academic divisions and departments. Topics such as possible future collaboration in education and research, the structure and content of the medical curriculum and the quality of the clinical internships were addressed during these discussions.
Currently the agreement includes the clinical clerkship in paediatrics for Faculty students at UMC as well as summer courses offered by the School of Medicine through the Utrecht Summer School. In turn, Stellenbosch University accepts up to twenty UMC students for clinical clerkships in the divisions/departments of Internal Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Surgery, Psychiatry, Ophthalmology and Otorhinolaryngology and Paediatrics. All students must be enrolled in the fourth, fifth or sixth year of their training at the participating institutions.
Photo (back fltr): Ms Ronel Bester (Strategic Relationship Manager - Faculty); Dr William Kramer (Paediatric surgeon - Utrecht); Dr Joost Frenkel (Paediatrician - Utrecht); Dr Therese Fish (Deputy Dean: Community Service and Interaction - Faculty); Prof Nico Gey van Pittius (Direcor: Research - Faculty); Prof Marietjie de Villiers (Deputy Dean: Education - Faculty); Mnr Eben Mouton (Director: Management Services).
Front fltr: Prof Frank Miedema (Dean: Medical Faculty - Utrecht); Prof Jimmy Volmink (Dean - Utrecht); Prof Kerstin Klipstein-Grobusch (Associate Professor of Global Health); Ms Maggy Oova (Head: International Office- Utrecht); Dr Tineke Westerveld (Internist - Utrecht)