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#UvAStudentElections: MFAS is the only party at the Faculty of Medicine

Dirk Wolthekker,
3 mei 2019 - 13:52

Between May 13th and May 17th you can vote for the Central Student Council and your Faculty Student Council by visiting stem.uva.nl. But why should you vote? We make it easy for you. In the next days we’ll speak with all the party leaders. Today: Daniëlle Nobel and Marissa Heideman (both MFAS). ‘One of my duties will be to make students’ voices heard.’

Bachelor students

 

MFAS

Larissa Heideman (21), Medicine (bachelor)

 

Describe MFAS in five key words.

‘Quality education, freedom of choice and development, accessibility, transparency, confidence.’

‘The transition to the new bachelor and the completion of the old bachelor are very important to me’

Internship (‘co-schap’) or not?

‘That is an important dilemma for many bachelor students. For many of them, choosing a master or internship is not a logical next step. There is a large group of students who would like to stay within the health care sector, but do not know what other options are out there besides doing an internship. It is our mission to inform them.’

 

What does your party want to achieve in the council next year?

‘We want to commit ourselves to Epicurus, the new Bachelor of Medicine, which will be evaluated next academic year. Many students have made their voices heard about problems within the new bachelor and we want to represent them.’

 

What are your personal motives for wanting to do this?

‘For me, as a student from the old curriculum, the transition to the new bachelor and the completion of the old bachelor are very important to me. There are more students who find themselves in this situation, and they often don’t know where they stand. I want to do something for them.’

 

Co-schappen (internships)

 

MFAS

Daniëlle Nobel (24), Master of Medicine (internship)

‘One of my duties will be to make students’ voices heard’

Describe your party in five key words.

‘Quality of education, freedom of choice and development, optimal learning environment.’

 

Council work or internship?

‘Both, but it’s a tricky dilemma. The combination of council work and internships creates the dilemma of having to choose between council work and your own education: leaving earlier in classes may have an effect on my assessment, but if I skip a council meeting I may put too much pressure on the other council members. It’s a difficult choice.’

 

What does your party want to achieve in the council next year?

‘In the coming academic year, a new curriculum will be developed (the Master of Medicine), a new curriculum will be started (the Bachelor of Medical Informatics), and the Bachelor of Medicine’s curriculum will be evaluated. One of my duties will be to make students’ voices heard.’

 

What are your personal motives for wanting to do this?

‘Last year I learnt that the student council is an important link in policy-making. In the coming year, through my experience, I expect to bring continuity to long-term processes.’