Thomas van der Korst

Thomas van der Korst

  • Professor Progress Test Psychiatry

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    VGT-hulp

    Psychiatry is a very interesting field with many nuances. Every patient has their own story and their own presentation; no two patients will ever be the same. This field which feels like you are practicing an art, with long conversation being your backdrop and flexible guidelines being your brushes. All pathology flows into each other and frequently you find yourself questioning if the person in front of you is truly mentally ill or the world is. While this might sound intimidating, you are in luck. Our health insurers do not care about these nuances and neither does the progress test. There is always only one right answer and it is neatly defined in the DSM-V. This makes it easier to give a short overview of some concepts often asked about in the Progress Test.

  • Inside the Refugee Crisis - volunteering in a refugee camp

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    Reportage

    Moria. A cute little village on a small hill on the beautiful island of Lesbos. Also, a fictional mine complex overrun by goblins in Middle Earth. However, both of those are not what most people would associate the name ‘’Moria’’ with, when talking about the refugee crisis in Europe.

  • Casus: op de SEH

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    Dr. House in de Praktijk

    Welkom op de spoedeisende hulp van het UMCG! Jij bent een coassistent in je tweede coschap. Je hebt net een paar weken ervaring opgedaan waarbij de arts-assistenten je veel hebben begeleid. Je begeleider wilt dat je nu een patiënt helemaal zelf doet zodat hij een goed beeld van je krijgt voor je eindbeoordeling. De eerstvolgende patiënt is voor jou!

  • Budget date spots in Groningen

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    Studentlife

    Begin je al misselijk te worden van vijfde eerste date bij Pizzeria Italia? Is dit nou al de derde keer naar de bios deze maand met de girls? Heb je elke vierkante meter van het Noorderplantsoen al afgechilld? Dan is deze lijst met goedkope en originele date spots helemaal voor jou. Of je nou aan het daten bent, met je vriend of vriendin gaat of met je vrienden wilt hangen, deze spots zijn een gegarandeerd succes (of in ieder geval goedkoop).

  • Changing Education through earlier Differentiation for Better Specialisation

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    Reportage

    Imagine! The hopeful surgical resident who cannot handle a scalpel. Imagine! The hopeful intensivist-in-training who does not understand basic physiology. Imagine! The hopeful GP-in-training not knowing the most common cause of a red skin lesion. These are not imaginary situations, they are quite realistic possibilities. After six years of studying medicine it is possible to be a novice in some of the basic skills required for your future specialisation.

  • Study Designs

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    VGT-hulp

    You know those types of questions during the Progress Test where you start reading them and you think: “Hmm… Case-control… Randomised control… I kind of think I recognise some of these words,” but then when you finish reading the full question you are like: “Wait, what?”

  • Top 10 tips & tricks for surviving the Progress Test

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    VGT-hulp

    A guide on how to deal with the Progress Test for beginners and veterans alike

  • Professor Progress Test: Medical genetics

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    VGT-hulp

    What-was-it-again inheritance pattern. Something-or-the-other translocation. This-and-that Syndrome. You see these terms on your progress test and you promise yourself to look it up before the next one, but you never do. Well, do not despair! I have recently finished an internship at the clinical genetics department of the UMCG, so I am somewhat of a geneticist myself.

  • Komt een simulatiepatiënt bij de dokter

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    Interview

    Elke week komen de masterstudenten ze tegen en elke week krijgen ze een andere diagnose...

  • The future of ageing

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    Column

    An inspirational vision of the future by a well-adjusted human being.

  • The Dealer of Death and his Heart Medicine

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    Medisch

    “Le marchand de la mort est mort,” or “the dealer of death is dead.” This is what a 55-year old Alfred Nobel read in his own obituary in 1888.

  • The Gates of Europe: One Month in a Refugee Camp

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    Reportage

    At 2:42 AM I opened Facebook; I had just arrived back at the apartment from a birthday party of one of the older guys in the Port Crew. The latest message read: “35 is just arriving at pantali I drive with them now to Lakki if someone is awake, they may come down to Lakki for help thank u ✌”.Somehow, I was still clothed, so I got out of bed and drove my trusty rental scooter down to Panteli Beach.