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MedCo is a committee that organises activities to provide UCU students with essential education of basic medical skills by combining cure and care. These activities include very cool workshops, such as the suturing workshop and the CPR/AED course (for which you will receive a certificate). Furthermore, our events like the Life Sciences or Medical Masters event will erase any “what-if-I-can’t-do-anything-with-my-diploma-after-UCU” fears. Lastly, with our newest initiative, The Medco Journal Club, we strive to enlighten students about hot current topics in science while polishing their analysis and discussion skills.

MedCo is a committee that will not only appeal to pre-med students, but to anyone at UCU who has a general interest in the medical or life sciences field or simply wants to enjoy our fun events! Our events include:

Medical Masters Event

Thinking about going to Med school after UCU? Well do we have the event for you! At the Medical Masters event, alumni and school representatives from different medical schools come to UCU to share their insights, tips and tricks about various subjects surrounding the topic. Everything from how to apply to how well UCU prepares you for medical school will be discussed, so be sure not to miss it!

Suturing workshop

Every year MedCo organises, in collaboration with a medical professional, a suturing workshop where UCU students of all tracks can develop their suturing skills. Students get some hands-on practice on their very own special suturing practice pads, and by the end of the workshop, they’ll know how to properly stitch up a wound! The workshop lasts  for about two hours, and students have time to ask questions. The number of spots is limited and the event is on a first-come-first-served basis.

CPR/AED workshop

This year, MedCo is organising a first aid course focused on CPR and AED training. We do this in collaboration with Taskforce QRS, an organisation that gives certified CPR training all over the Netherlands. The course is offered at a lower price than when taken directly. The organisation ensures that the majority of the profit is used to give first aid courses to high schools in the Netherlands. Once completed, students receive a CPR/AED certificate.

Life Sciences Event

Are you curious about what options you have after UCU in the direction of Life sciences? Then this is the event for you! At our Life Sciences event lectures (professors and alumni) from various master programs and countries come to UCU to talk about their journey, experiences and the pros and cons of their prospective masters.

Journalling Club

A new initiative of ours is The MedCo Journal Club. It is designed to help students navigate biomedical literature, as well as expand their knowledge of and interest in current scientific methods and discoveries in the biomedical field. There will be peer-to-peer help as well as integrative discussions on journal articles that will not only help them excel in their UCU courses but hopefully support their academic careers afterwards, too.

Thanks for reading and we hope to see you at our events!

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