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The Amsterdam Medical Student journal (AMSj) is a scientific medical journal enabling medical students to publish their clinical observations, research articles and case reports. The journal was founded by students from the locations Academic Medical Center (AMC) and the VU University Medical Center (VUmc) Amsterdam of the Amsterdam UMC, making it the first student-based collaboration between two of the largest medical faculties in the Netherlands. AMSj is a non-profit organization and we strive to inspire students to engage in scientific research. Our goal is to facilitate a unique learning experience for students and help with the development of their academic skills in both writing and reviewing scientific papers. The entire journal is created and published by students and staff members from both faculties. Although the journal is founded in Amsterdam, students from other faculties are also invited to submit their research. If you are a student and wish to submit your paper, you are welcome to do so. A team of students and staff members will review all papers and provide the student with professional feedback. Please contact your principal investigator before submitting your paper and carefully read our guidelines for submission. AMSj publishes four editions a year. Every four editions the best paper will be granted the AMSj Award and a thousand Euros to spend on future research.

Vacancies General Board

There are currently four vacancies available!

More information about the vacancies below the poster.



General board member: As a General board member, either from VUmc or AMC, you organise the yearly Nicolaes Tulp Symposium together with the KNMG and Martinus van Marum stichting. Furthermore you can organise workshops, such as journal clubs. Also, you give promotional talks and maintain certain contacts at your faculty. As general board member, you have quite some room to fulfill this position as you see most fit.

Public Relations (PR): As PR member of the board, you are responsible for all PR activity of AMSj. You develop a PR strategy, generate content for social media and our monthly update, and make sure the corporate identity is maintained. Experience with graphic design software is an advantage.

Treasurer: As treasurer you are responsible for the financial situation of the AMSj. You are in contact with sponsors and you manage the income and expenses. In addition to this responsibility there is room for tackling other tasks in the board.

Student Editor-in-Chief: The position of Student Editor-in-Chief is accompanied with the ultimate responsibility for the content of Amsterdam Medical Student journal (AMSj), a scientific journal aiming to encourage the conduct and publication of research among medical students.As Student Editor-in-Chief, you are part of the editorial board, consisting of two student Editor-in-Chiefs (AMC and VUmc), a content editor, a native editor, a creative editor and two staff Editor-in-Chiefs (AMC and VUmc).

You will learn the process of reviewing an article, come in contact with a lot of different specialties and be part of a very motivated and amicable editorial and general board. You are expected to lead the editorial staff (more than 50 reviewers), curate the content of our quarterly journal and attend the board’s monthly meetings and the editorial board’s quarterly meetings. You are punctual, critical and have creative ideas to continually improve AMSj. The role of Student Editor-in-Chief requires approximately 3-5 hours per week.

Please consider the following conditions for applicants:

  • Lives in the Netherlands
  • Speaks Dutch
  • Preference is given to medical student from Amsterdam UMC, location VUmc

If you have additional questions, don’t hesitate to contact




Editorial Board


M.A. Kempeneers

Editor in Chief

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Z. Popal

Editor in Chief

G.E. Linthorst

G.E. Linthorst

Editor in Chief

F. Daams

F. Daams

Editor in Chief

Foto Daphne

D.H. Schoenmakers

Creative Editor


M. de Jong

Native Editor


T.P.A. Brouwer

Content Editor

AMSj Board


J.M. Tettero



C.A. Leseman

Secretary & IT


K. Vorstermans



J. Balikji

Public Relations


S.R. Ursem

Board Member AMC


E. Doedes

Board Member VUmc



Bas Bossers (MD VUmc)

Niek Sperna Weiland (MD AMC)

Pam Molenaar (Medical student)

Nora Chekrouni (Medical student)


Guus de Waard (MD VUmc)

Maite van Haeren (Medical student)


Louise Gerbens (MD AMC)

Mèdelyn Wennekers (Medical student)


Francien de Leeuw (MD VUmc)

Eveline van Poelgeest (MD AMC)

Marit Jonker (Medical student)

Barbara Verhaar (Medical student)


Kevin Voogdt (MD VUmc)

Moniek Haverkort (Medical student)


Jacqueline Cloos (MD VUmc)

Jesse Tettero (Medical student)

Internal Medicine - Endocrinology

Jennifer ten Kulve (MD VUmc)

Eleonore Corazolla (Medical student)

Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

Koos de Wit (MD AMC)

Milou Michael (Medical student)

Internal Medicine - Nephrology

Liffert Vogt (MD AMC)

Larissa Heideman (Medical student)

Internal Medicine - Oncology

Hanneke Wilmink (MD AMC)

Remco Molenaar (MD AMC)

Els Neefjes (Medical student)

Meedi Ali (Medical student)


Matthijs Brouwer (MD AMC)

Koos van Dam (Medical student)


Stanley Darma (MD AMC)

Bram de Jong (Medical student)


Matthias Schafroth (MD AMC)

Reiner Spek (Medical student)


Merijn Bijlsma (MD VUmc)

Esmee Doedes (Medical student)


Pelle de Koning (MD VUmc)

Derek Simons (Medical student)

Pulmonary Medicine

Nina Rol (MD VUmc)

Neeltje Rosenberg (Medical student)


Mario Maas (MD AMC)

Sanne van Beem (Medical student)


Rianne van Bentum (MD VUmc)

Merve Kocyigit (Medical student)


Birgit Lissenberg-Witte (MD VUmc)

Stijn de Jonge (MD AMC)


Jurrien Stiekema (MD AMC)

Jisce Puik (Medical student)

Former Board members


S. Veldkamp
December 2017 – November 2018


K. Verdeyen
May 2017 – December 2017


R.M. van den Hurk
February 2016 – May 2017


E.C. Schuts
August 2014 – February 2016


W.D. Krishnasing (& IT)
June 2017 – November 2018


R.V. Baboeram Panday
May 2016 – June 2017


C.A.M. ten Broeke
August 2014 – May 2016


I. de Brouwer

March 2018 – April 2019

A.J. Hoving
June 2016 March 2018


K. Verdeyen
June 2016 – May 2017

Public Relations

O. Moussa

March 2018 – April 2019


S. Veldkamp 
June 2017 – December 2017


R. Rassir (& IT)
February 2016 – June 2017


K.F. de Geus (& IT)
August 2014 – February 2016

Vice chair

R.M. Holewijn
July 2015 – March 2016


J.R. Heijnen
September 2014 – July 2015


R.M. van den Hurk
February 2016 – May 2017


E.C. Schuts
August 2014 – February 2016


M. Bakkum
August 2014 – May 2015

Board members (AMC/VUmc)

E.M. van Praag

March 2018 – April 2019


J.M. Tettero
March 2018 November 2018


J.W. Bruggeman
June 2017 March 2018


B. Lebbink
December 2016 March 2018


K. Verdeyen
June 2016 – May 2017


M.M. Wennekers
June 2016 – June 2017


A.W.D. Edridge
January 2015 – November 2016


R.M. Holewijn
July 2015 – March 2016


S.S.S. Faraj
August 2014 – June 2015


B. van Lier
August 2014 – January 2015

Editor in Chief

A.V. de Jonge
June 2017 – November 2018


M.T.U. Schuijt
December 2016 – March 2018


A. Farokhi 
March 2016 – June 2017


H. Bahadurzada 
August 2014 – December 2016


J.J.K. van Diemen 
August 2014 – March 2016


Y.M. Smulders
August 2014 – January 2016

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