This academic year you will study in a different way than you are used to. To ensure that you can study in a safe environment, we have drawn up guidelines for access to the building and hygiene. You can also read what to do with complaints that indicate Covid-19.
The Corona measures and everything you have to miss as a result of those measures, can have a major impact on how you feel. Please hang in there; the UvA and Amsterdam UMC offer help, both practical and mental.
Please note that this information is only available in Dutch.
Update after the new rules of the cabinet dated December 15, 2020:
As in semester 1, education in semester 2 is mainly online. All working groups and large-scale education will take place online again. Keep an eye on the news and check your schedule frequently. This means that you can follow almost all lectures and other forms of education online via Zoom.
From December 1st, it is legally required for patients and visitors (from 13 years of age) to wear a mouth and nose mask during every hospital visit in Amsterdam UMC. Thit also applies to students. Just like in public transport, these are non-medical mouth and nose masks, which are for your own account.
You enter the hospital with a non-medical mouth and nose mask. Just like in public transport, these are non-medical masks.
Not sure whether you can come to the AMC? Use this decision tree to determine whether it is responsible to come to a lecture.
Have you been in a high-risk area in the past 14 days? And do you have no complaints such as coughing, fever or cold? Then you are welcome to attend lectures. Follow the RIVM guidelines.
All (teaching) areas amply meet the requirements that apply to air treatment. That was the case before Corona and it still is. Read more about the standards for air treatment of RIVM (in Dutch).
In the coming semester you will be able to follow all education online.This means that you follow many lectures and workgroups online via Zoom. But we don't do everything online. Opening lectures of a course will be organized on-site at the AMC. You also occasionally come to the AMC for small-scale group education and practica for which, for example, you need software that is only available in the AMC. Especially as a first year student it is important that you feel at home and get to know your fellow students. That is why we try to organize mentor sessions and other social activities on location as much as possible.
Of course we will keep a close eye on the situation and we only provide on-site education if it is safe and responsible. We follow the guidelines and policies of Amsterdam UMC, RIVM and the UvA. Because our faculty is located in the middle of Amsterdam UMC location AMC (the hospital), we are also dealing with the rules and guidelines of the AMC. These guidelines are leading. It is therefore possible that in some situations our faculty deviates from what is decided UvA-wide and also the rules at the AMC might seem stricter than those of the UvA.
Keep an eye on your mailbox for important announcements.
On Tulp Intranet you will find a page with news about Corona; there is general up-to-date information for employees and healthcare personnel of both hospitals (AMC and VUmc), and therefore less detailed information for UvA students.
You will find general information about corona on the UvA-site.
Do you have a personal question that you would like to discuss with one of the study advisers or the International Office? Get in touch via the DSSD.
Do you have any other questions? Please do not hesitate to contact the Faculty of Medicine via the Digital Student Service Desk (DSSD).