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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

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 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, 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. If you are interested in joining our team, please apply by submitting your résumé and motivational letter (in NL/EN) to Please consider the following conditions for applicants:

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

Deadline: February 28th

Selected applicants will be invited for an interview between March 1st and March 7th

If you have additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact

Editorial Board


D. S. Umans

Editor in Chief

Chief VUmc Elise Beijer

E. Beijer

Editor in Chief

G.E. Linthorst

G.E. Linthorst

Editor in Chief

F. Daams

F. Daams

Editor in Chief


M. Stellingwerf

Creative Editor


N. de Jong

Native Editor


D. Vecht

Content Editor

AMSj Board

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M. Bektas



V. Ligtvoet

Secretary & IT


F. Feikema


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A. Kohn

Public Relations

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L. van den Oord

Board Member AMC

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H. Aoulad Ahajan

Board Member Vumc



Niek Sperna Weiland (Staff reviewer)

Marjolein Keesenberg (Student reviewer)






Guus de Waard (Staff reviewer)

Salina Novin (Student reviewer)





Louise Gerbens (Staff reviewer)

Hajar El Khattabi (Student reviewer)




Emergency Medicine

Mina Zamaray (Staff reviewer)

Carolijn Kapoen (Student reviewer)






Ear, Nose & Throat

Michelle Engel (Staff reviewer)

Mislav Žugaj (Student reviewer)





General Practitioner

Berniek Hesselink (Staff reviewer)

Alexander Moerkamp (Student reviewer)






Arenda Mank (Staff reviewer)

Eveline van Poelgeest (Staff reviewer)

Tim van der Putten (Student reviewer)

Karlijn Vorsterman (Student reviewer)









Jan Molkenboer (Staff reviewer)

Charlotte Leseman (Student reviewer)






Jacqueline Cloos (Staff reviewer)

Sabrina Zwetsloot (Student reviewer)

Internal Medicine - Endocrinology

Jennifer ten Kulve (Staff reviewer)

Eleonore Corazolla (Student reviewer)



Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

Koos de Wit (Staff reviewer)

Tess van Ramshorst (Student reviewer)





Internal Medicine - Nephrology

Liffert Vogt (Staff reviewer)

Armel Boes (Student reviewer)




Internal Medicine - Oncology

Julia Driessen (Staff reviewer)

Remco Molenaar (Staff reviewer)

Sanne Roos (Student reviewer)

Tara White (Student reviewer)


Internal Medicine - Vascular

Anna Emanuel (Staff reviewer)

Johanna da Silva Voorham (Student reviewer)




Matthijs Brouwer (Staff reviewer)

Siham Amlal (Student reviewer)





Reiner Spek (Staff reviewer)

Mariam Tachaout (Student reviewer)






Floor Abbink (Staff reviewer)

Soumaya Laabar (Student reviewer)







Pelle de Koning (Staff reviewer)

Daniëlle Oomen (Student reviewer)




Pulmonary Medicine

Jurjan Aman (Staff reviewer)

Neeltje Rosenberg (Student reviewer)





Mario Maas (Staff reviewer)

Sanne van Beem (Student reviewer)




Wouter van Binsbergen (Staff reviewer)

Merve Kocyigit (Student reviewer)





Jos Twisk (Staff reviewer)

Stijn de Jonge (Staff reviewer)

Patrick Schober (Staff reviewer)





Surgery - General

Jurrien Stiekema (Staff reviewer)

Ayisha Ashraf (Student reviewer)





Surgery - Plastic

Debby Blom (Staff reviewer)

Jessica Balikji (Student reviewer)






Surgery - Trauma

Fay Sanders (Staff reviewer)

Dany Ghantous (Student reviewer)






Former Board members


J.M Tettero
November 2018 – November 2019

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



C. Leseman (& IT)
November 2019 – March 2020

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



K. Vorstemans

April 2019 – July 2020

I. de Brouwer

March 2018 – April 2019

A.J. Hoving
June 2016 March 2018

K. Verdeyen
June 2016 – May 2017




Public Relations

J. Balikji

April 2019 – March 2020

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




M. Bakkum
August 2014 – May 2015

Board members (AMC/VUmc)

S. Ursem

April 2019 – March 2020

E. Doedes

November 2018 – November 2019

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

Z. Popal 
November 2018 – June 2020

M.A. Kempeneers
March 2018 – March 2020

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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