Hi everyone!

My name is Jasmijn and this year I will be part of the 111th board of the M.F.L.S., as Member of Education for Medicine and Pharmacy! I am 21 years old and grew up in Leiderdorp, but have been living in a cozy and busy student-house in Leiden for a while now. I absolutely hate sitting still and are therefore always busy with at least 111 different things at once: from spending time on my study, sidejobs, playing field hockey, playing board games, to going for a walk or going out on a terrace with friends. After having studied Medicine for 3 years, I was ready for a new adventure, and there’s never a dull moment when doing a board year for the M.F.L.S.!

When I started as a first year student, the M.F.L.S. instantly made me feel welcome and at home in the LUMC, and consequently, I decided to apply for the ‘Trip Committee’. I stuck around and went on to do the Lustrum committee, Introduction committee and the Year Representation. I have made many dear friends within the M.F.L.S. and gained wonderful experiences, and I am therefore very excited to continue these past activities as Board Member of Education for Medicine and Pharmacy (the most fun and interesting function if you ask me!). 

As Member of Education for Medicine and Pharmacy I make an effort to ensure that the education within our faculty is constantly being evaluated and improved. In order to be able to do so, I take part in various conversations and meetings about education, and guide the Year Representations for bachelor students in medicine and take part in the Leiden Medical Interns Council and the Pharmacy Student Representative. This way, one spends time dealing with and considering a lot of different questions relating to education and one has contact with a lot of different people to always stay up to date – which makes my function so very exciting!

Besides, it is both very pleasing and a challenge at the same time to see to it that students’ voices and opinions are heard and appreciated, and can make a difference. Another thing I enjoy a lot is that I have been given the chance to get a glimpse of and learn more about the medical and pharmaceutical education for master students, which I have not (yet) started myself.  Last but not least, as Member of Education one also spends time organizing events relating to education, such as Student-Teacher-drinks, an discussion evening and award ceremony about education, and one works very closely with the Member of Education for the studies Biomedical Sciences and Vitaly & Aging and the Student-Assessor!

Hopefully, I have given you a full picture of the tasks and activities of my function and you have gotten to know me a little better! Do you want to drop your ideas and/or opinions about education, or do you just enjoy a nice chat? You are always welcome to come by in our Board-room (K1-69) for a nice cup of tea, or join one of our very fun activities this year!

Lots of love,

Jasmijn van Rooden

Board Member Education of Medicine and Pharmacy M.F.L.S.-board 2023-2024

lidgnk@mfls.nl & lidfarmacie@mfls.nl