Our fieldsites

Our three fieldsites: Maastricht, Budapest and Tamale

Maastricht, the Netherlands: SkillsLab, Maastricht University

Anna is planning her fieldwork in Maastricht, at the SkillsLab. The SkillsLab is a teaching department in the medical faculty at Maastricht University specifically meant for teaching medical students different clinical skills, including those of physical examination. It is one of the first skills laboratories established to teach medical students skills outside the hospital.

At the SkillsLab Anna is working closely on the project with collaborators Femke Jongen and Christine den Harder.

As well as approval from the Ethical Review Committee Inner City Faculties, fieldwork in Maastricht has also received full ethical approval from the NVMO Ethical Review Board (Dutch medical education research review board).

Tamale, Ghana: University for Development Studies

The University for Development Studies was established by the government in May 1992 with the intention to more intensely connect academia with the community. Their mission is to produce knowledge that can help to address issues of poverty and inequality in Ghana. In particular, the School of Medicine was founded in order to train and retain medical expertise in Northern Ghana.

As well as approval from the Ethical Review Committee Inner City Faculties, fieldwork in Tamale has also received full ethical approval from the Tamale Teaching Hospital Ethical Review Committee.

Budapest, Hungary: Faculty of Medicine, Semmelweis University

Rachel will be conducting fieldwork in Budapest, at Semmelweis University’s Faculty of Medicine. Founded in 1769, the Faculty of Medicine in Semmelweis’ oldest and largest faculty. The medical programme is available in three languages: Hungarian, English, and German, and provides a traditional approach to medical education within an increasingly international environment.

Fieldwork in Budapest has received full ethical approval from the Ethical Review Committee Inner City Faculties.