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Research interests

I would describe myself best as an educational practitioner who believes in integrating research evidence into everyday practice. I worked as a general practitioner for 15 years in a multi-professional primary health care center. I combined this work with teaching clerks and physician assistants in the workplace, and from 2001 with part-time educational activities at the VU Faculty of Medicine. In 2003 I ended my GP work to fully focus on teaching in the areas of clinical reasoning, communication and reflection. With my colleagues at the VU Faculty of Medicine I established a longitudinal educational theme 'Professional Behaviour' in 2010, and I am the coordinator of teaching and assessment of this theme ever since. Since the evidence on how to remediate unprofessional behaviour among medical students was not yet concrete, I choose to generate such evidence myself through conducting PhD research. In March 2019, I defended my thesis “Learning from lapses: How to identify, classify and respond to unprofessional behaviour in medical students”, for which I received my PhD with distinction. Currently, I am continuing my research activities as a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Research in Education at Amsterdam UMC, location VUmc. My research interests are professional behaviour and professional development of medical students.  

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Research Output 2013 2019

  • 10 Article
  • 3 Comment/Letter to the editor
  • 2 Letter
  • 1 Review article

A Road Map for Attending to Medical Students' Professionalism Lapses

Mak-van der Vossen, M. C., de la Croix, A., Teherani, A., van Mook, W. N. K. A., Croiset, G. & Kusurkar, R. A., 1 Apr 2019, In : Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges. 94, 4, p. 570-578 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Developing a two-dimensional model of unprofessional behaviour profiles in medical students

Mak-van der Vossen, M. C., de la Croix, A., Teherani, A., van Mook, W. N. K. A., Croiset, G. & Kusurkar, R. A., 1 May 2019, In : Advances in Health Sciences Education. 24, 2, p. 215-232

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

'Failure to fail': the teacher's dilemma revisited

Mak-van der Vossen, M., 1 Feb 2019, In : Medical Education. 53, 2, p. 108-110 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/Letter to the editorAcademic

How medical educators can manage students’ unprofessional behaviour in three clear steps

Mak-van der Vossen, M. C., 2019, In : Academic Medicine.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/Letter to the editorProfessional

How to identify, report and address students’ unprofessional behaviour in medical school. AMEE guide

Mak-van der Vossen, M. C., Croiset, G., Kusurkar, RA., Van Mook, W. & Teherani, A., 2019, In : Medical Teacher. https://doi.org/10.1080/0142159X.2019.1692130 .

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Activities 2018 2019

  • 8 Oral presentation
  • 7 Invited talk
  • 1 Organising a conference, workshop, ...

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