This year, the 25th edition of the Summer School on Pediatrics will be organized by a newly formed committee of eight medical students. We will put our best foot forward this year, to make sure that this year’s Summer School on Pediatrics will once again be a huge success for all participants!
Meet the 2018 committee:
Bottom row (left to right)
Amelie Dammann- Social Program
Ellen Veldboom – Treasurer
Leonie Nijboer – Social Program
Laura Galema – Acquisition and International Speakers
Tessa van Amerongen, Chairwoman:
Hi everyone! My name is Tessa and I am the chairman of the committee. It is really exciting to organize this Summer School and we will do the best we can. I’m a second year medical student and I’m certain that I picked the best study on Earth. I really like to do a lot of stuff that relates to my study, like organizing this Summer School. Besides studying, I like to see my friends, do sports, listen to music and go travelling. I will make sure everyone is led in the right direction and that I will create an amazing experience for all participants. I’m looking forward to seeing everybody and meeting the beautiful UMCG!
Floor Logemann, Secretary
Hi everyone! My name is Floor Logemann, I am 20 years old and a third year medical student. This year I will be the secretary of the Summer School on Pediatrics. This means that I am the person who will answer all your questions and emails. I will give you all the information you need about our Summer School and the application procedure. Besides pediatrics and neonatology, I am especially interested in cardiology, global health and psychiatry. In my spare time I enjoy playing tennis and squash. I also love hanging out with friends and family, watching series and travelling.
I am looking forward to meet you all in July here in Groningen!
Ellen Veldboom, Treasurer
Hi everyone! My name is Ellen, I’m 22 years old and a third year medical student in Groningen. This year I am the treasurer of the Summer School on Pediatrics committee, so I will watch over your money and make sure that all of it stays safe. Besides my study and the committee, I like hanging out with my friends. I play Handball and like doing other sports. I’m looking forward to seeing you all this summer and hope you’ll have an unforgettable experience!
Laura Galema, Acquisition and International Speakers
Hello everyone! My name is Laura, I am 20 years old and a third year medical student in Groningen. This year I am responsible for the acquisition and the international speakers. I am currently busy with arranging an interesting international speaker. Besides pediatrics, I am especially interested in oncology, cardiology and neonatology. Besides my medicine study I’m a fanatical rower at GSR Aegir. So if you can’t find me in the hospital, you can find me on the water. But don’t be afraid, if you need someone to go out with, I will be there!
I’m very excited and I’m looking forward to see you all in 2018!
Thomas Katzori, Public Relations
Hi everyone! My name is Thomas and I am 20 years old, currently in my second year of medicine. This year I am the summer school’s PR, which means I am responsible for our website, our Facebook page and everything that has to do with promoting our amazing school! The two specialties that I find particularly exciting are cardiology and (as you might have already guessed) pediatrics. I like to devote my free time to the beautiful game of football and chilling with friends. Whenever I can, I make time for some Playstation as well. Looking forward to meeting you all this upcoming July! There truly is nothing better than Groningen!
Willemijn Boonstra, Educational Program:
Hello everyone! My name is Willemijn Boonstra and I am 22 years old. As a third year medical student in Groningen I am honoured to have the function Educational Program in the organizing committee. I have always liked the specialty Pediatrics and since a year I have been doing research in the field of metabolic diseases about Glycogen Storage Diseases. Besides my medical interests, I like to play tennis and enjoy free time with family and friends, dining, playing games or just watching Netflix. I am looking forward to an awesome and educational time in July with all of you!
Amelie Dammann, Social Program:
Hey everyone! My name is Amelie, I am 22 years old and currently a third year medical student in Groningen. I very am interested in the fields of pediatrics, ENT and anesthesiology and I am sure that our summer school will provide a good insight into the different sub-specialisations of pediatrics.In my free time I like to do horse riding, hanging out with my friends, going out or just chill and watch series. Together with Leonie I will organise the social programme for you, so be excited for a lot of cool stuff in Groningen, the youngest student city in the Netherlands! There will be great (motto) parties, international cooking events and way more. Of course you have time to explore the city as well and get to know what it means to be a student here! I am looking forward to meeting you and hope you are as excited as we are!
Leonie Nijboer, Social Program:
Hi everyone! My name is Leonie and I am 21 years old. I am a third year medical student and I am especially interested in oncology, urology and of course pediatrics! Besides studying, I like to hang out with my friends, watch series and play tennis.
Because it is also important to relax and have fun besides the very interesting educational program, Amelie and I will organize the Social Program for this year!
This is going to include fancy dinners, awesome parties and a trip to Schiermonnikoog! I am looking forward to show you around this beautiful city and I hope you’ll have an unforgettable experience.
I hope to see you all in July!