The kick off! Yesterday evening students arrived in the beautiful Nijmegen and after we got together we went for a small tour of the campus. We ended the evening at the Waalkade, where we went for a beer on the Kaaij during sunset.
We started early today with an introduction by Prof. van Royen and the chair of RAMS! After that, some of our sponsors got the chance to speak: Amgen, Sanofi Genzyme and Bayer. This was followed by an interesting lecture on anatomy and physiology by Dr. van Dijk, followed by a skills lab by Dr. van Wetten, where students all got the chance to dissect a heart on their own.
We then had a delicious lunch in the sun after which students got a lecture by Lucien Engelen on the Radboud Reshape Center, where innovations in healthcare were highlighted. Students were all very enthusiastic and participated in the discussion afterwards.
Finally, students were introduced to their PhD students in order to elaborate on a cardiology related subject. The afternoon was spent working on this group assignment, which will result in a presentation this Friday afternoon. A long, interesting first day, after which everyone was rewarded with some pizza. We headed to a pizza house to create our own pizza’s, where some of the international students showed their hidden pizza-making talents.
The day ended with the RAMS pubquiz hosted by Pieter Monté, where the international’s team beat the committee’s team!