10th-year Anniversary Symposium

November 2023

On the 26th of November 2023, the 10th-year Anniversary Symposium of the Student Run Clinic was organised. During this symposium, the history of the Student Run Clinic was shared and the ‘founding fathers’ (Prof.em. Theo de Vries, Dr Jelle Tichelaar and Dr Ferry Bastiaans) were interviewed about their experiences during the last 10 years. The symposium was attended by (former) medical students participating in the Student Run Clinic and interested medical teachers from the VU University.

Interprofessional Education Award

November 2023

During the All Together Better Health (ATBH) conference in Doha, Michael Reumerman and Jelle Tichelaar received the Interprofessional Global Award 2023 for their Interprofessional Student Run Clinic. Congratulations! More information about this project can be found here.

Side visit from Poland

November 2023

From 20th to 24th of November 2023, professor Ewa Urbanska who is responsible for the pharmacology and therapeutics education in Lublin University visited RECIPE. The main goal was to learn about new ways of teaching pharmacology and therapeutics during the undergraduate medical curriculum. She was very inspired by the way of teaching and assessment conducted in Amsterdam. 

New Erasmus+ Grant

October 2023

RECIPE has received a €400.000 grant from the Erasmus+ programme for a new project regarding planetary health education in prescribing. This international project aims to enable the integration of planetary health and sustainability in pharmacotherapy education and treatment choices. The project therefore addresses the worldwide priority of fighting against climate change, with concrete and impactful contributions to reducing the environmental impact of medicines. We want to create new, innovative and joint teaching methods, materials and approaches to educate (future) prescribers about sustainable prescribing practices. More information can be found here.

‘Good Practice’ Erasmus+ project

Augustus 2023

The European Open Platform for Prescribing Education project finished in Augustus 2023. It was awarded by the Erasmus+ programme as Good Practice. The primary objective of this project was to foster international collaboration among CPT educators by establishing the European Open Platform for Prescribing Education. This online platform was designed to act as a comprehensive repository aimed at facilitating the integration of problem-based education into local educational institutions.. More information about this project can be found here.

Education platform is live

June 2023

The Open Platform for Prescribing Education (EurOP2E) is now life! This platform has been developed by the EurOP2E Consortium, established by the Education Working Group of the European Association for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Amsterdam UMC, and co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union. The aim is to improve and harmonize pharmacology and therapeutics education across Europe and beyond. The platform contains education materials that teachers can use  freely to improve their own education. The platform can be accessed here.

EACPT Education Days

June 2023

On 1 and 2 June, RECIPE organized the EACPT Education Days in Amsterdam. More than 50 clinical pharmacology teachers from more than 15 different countries attended this event. We organized several World Cafés (on sustainable prescribing and also on a European Teach the Teacher Program) and workshops on interesting topics in pharmacotherapy education like diversity, sustainability, international student run clinics, the European prescribing exam and how to create education materials for the platform.

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