I am very excited to start work with ERN eUROGEN and get familiar with the ERN and Clinical Patient Management System (CPMS) so I can be of help. I hope to meet you all soon! I am currently writing my PhD thesis which I aim to defend later this year. Because I want to become a urologist, my role in ERN eUROGEN is a great way to learn more about urology and about the ERNs.
Since obtaining my medical degree in November 2019, I have worked full time on my PhD which I started during my medical internships in 2017. I got my connection to pediatric surgery through my PhD, as I carry it out at the Radboudumc Department of Pediatric Surgery.
Although I focused on adult surgery, I studied the validation, assessment and learning curves of conventional and robot-assisted minimally invasive surgical simulators. My research was the basis for current research about training complex pediatric surgical skills and procedures. The potential for training such skills outside of the operating room is important because of the low frequency of some pediatric conditions. To make this possible, my research team is developing pediatric surgical training models.