RAMS is directed by the general board, consisting of five medical students. As board of the foundation they frequently meet to make sure all activities of RAMS run smoothly. Moreover, they are in close contact with the supervisory board and the editorial staff. If you have any questions on general, promotional or financial subjects, you can contact the general board of RAMS via the Email addresses under the names.
RAMS is proud to present you the board of the academic year 2019-2020!
Hello everyone! My name is Eric Knijnenburg, I am currently a second-year medical student and the Chair of RAMS for this academic year. In this position, I am responsible for directing and coordinating all different aspects of our organisation, as well as being the face of RAMS. Furthermore, I will assist my fellow board members wherever necessary.
My main objective this year is streamlining and future-proofing behind the scenes, as well as making RAMS more known amongst students. In order to accomplish these goals, my personal mission this year will be to keep developing my organisational and leadership skills and put them to good use for the benefit of RAMS.
If you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact us! We hope to see you soon!
Vice-chair – Renske de Jong
My name is Renske de Jong and I am currently a third-year medical student. I am currently fulfilling the position of Vice Chair of RAMS for this academic year. As Vice Chair, I am responsible for organising this year’s masterclasses and the networking events for RAMS. These events are great opportunities for students to get in touch with RAMS and for RAMS-members to do some networking. It’s also part of my function to support our Chair where needed. It is my goal this year to make the masterclasses as useful as possible for the attendees’ future career. Furthermore, I will try to make the masterclasses as interactive as possible. My personal goal is to further develop my organisation skills this year. If you have any questions, just send me an e-mail!
Treasurer – Sasha Peerdeman
Hello, my name is Sasha Peerdeman, I am a third-year bachelor medicine student and treasurer of RAMS. My job is to keep track of the finances of RAMS and to find sponsors. I created a budget to estimate the costs of the journal, events and promotion for this year and I make sure to document every penny spent. Besides that I am part of the Masterclass commission, which organises a series of masterclasses to educate our reviewers and other students at our faculty.
Public Relations – Xander van de Mortel
Hi! My name is Xander van de Mortel and I am currently a third-year medical student and fulfilling the position of board member Public-Relations of RAMS. My responsibility is to promote our events and RAMS in general, writing a two monthly newsletter, update our website and organising a yearly symposium. My main goal this year is to create a promotion format that RAMS can use for multiple years to have a general style of promoting. RAMS is a great step to get involved in doing research as a student and to get an early insight in how a medical journal works. If you are creative, interested in the research field and feel you can help RAMS to gain more acknowledgment, just send me an e-mail!
Education – Davíd van Groeninghen
Dear all, my Name is David van Groeninghen and I am a first-year master student in medicine. I am the “Educations” board member of RAMS this year. More than a year ago, I came in touch with RAMS as I was asked to be the photographer of the covers. Next thing I knew was that I was offered a place as a board member. It is my task to keep our organisation in touch with students and teachers and to make sure that we play a role in our faculties educational program. For instance, medical students in their masters all write a scientific report that we offer to publish in our journal as part of their scientific education. I want to learn the skills necessary for working in a team that is responsible for maintaining a student organisation. Furthermore, I have an interest in the topic of self-archiving scientific articles and student reports – a subject that is still challenging to grasp.