Erasmus+ project finished

March 2023

The 3-year project ‘European Prescribing License: Preparing future doctors in the European Union for safe prescribing ’ funded by the Erasmus+ programme finished at the beginning of this year. The aim of the project is to develop, test and implement a standardised assessment on safe prescribing during the undergraduate medical curriculum. This assessment currently delivered in 10 European medical schools and will be implemented in another 50 European medical schools this year. The project was evaluated by the Erasmus+ as a ‘Good Practice’ and is an example for other European projects. All the project results can be found here.

Innovation grant

February 2023

The Student-Run Clinic at the VU University Medical Center has recently received a €100.000 VUmc Innovation Grant for a new interprofessional learning project. During this project, medical students together with physicians assistants in training will evaluate the medication charts of polypharmacy patients and perform medication reviews. Patients are selected from a elderly care home for vulnerable patients. More information about this project can be found here.

New lector

January 2023

Jelle Tichelaar has been appointed as endowed professor in Interprofessional Collaboration & Medication Safety at the Inholland University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands. He will focus on practice-oriented research into improving patient safety with regard to medication prescribing but also limiting the impact of pharmaceuticals on planetary health. Congratulations!

New grant

January 2023

RECIPE received a 1,5-year grant (€50.000) from ZonMw to investigate how to implement the Dutch Prescribing Assessment in Dutch medical schools that are currently changing to a more programmatic assessment system. This is a new approach of assessment that focuses on optimising the learning and decision-making function. Students’ performances are evaluated during multiple moments over a longer period of time. As such, there is no decision moment based on a single assessment. Additionally, ways are explored to implement the Dutch Prescribing Assessment in the education programme for physicians assistants. More information about this project can be found here