For some of us, studentlife is only about lectures, tutor groups and study books. However, students who look more closely will notice that you can gain a lot more from your study years than just a diploma! Panacea gives you the opportunity to relax and make social contacts. Next to that, our association allows you to develop your interests and to orient outside your own working area…
When you start studying medicine in Groningen, you automatically get send information about M.F.V. Panacea in which is stated how you can become a member and which advantages are associated with a membership.
To become a member of Panacea, you have to pay a contribution of €75,- once. This membership accounts for all six study years, which essentially means you only pay €12,50 a year. You can also become a member if you enrolled via the side-entrance. You pay €50,- once for your following four study years.
Because a Panacea membership allows you to get a discount on your studybooks, you will already save an amount of money in your first year which exceeds your contribution largely.
How is Panacea set up?
Like every association, M.F.V. Panacea is being led by a board. This board consists of seven different members with each a specific function.
The daily board (DB) consists of the President, the Secretary and the Treasurer. They take care of the general matters and the association’s coordination. All the other tasks are the responsibility of one of the four Commissioners. The Internal Commissioner is responsible for internal matters and coordination of committees. The External Commissioner keeps in contact with the external relations (such as sponsors) and the Educational Commissioner looks after evaluation of and different developments in the curriculum. Lastly, the Master and Career Commissioner keeps busy with the masterstudents and committees.
The board coordinates and supervises the committees and year representations, but is in turn observed by the supervisory board and cash audit commission. In addition, the board has to be accountable to the General Members’ Meeting (GMM). This GMM is being held twice a year and is accessible for all members of M.F.V. Panacea. During this GMM, the boardmembers give a summary of their activities, the members are notified of the association’s developments and the members get the opportunity to give their opinion on these subjects.