The Student Doctors’ Office is there specifically for students of the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences and the University of Amsterdam. The student doctors do the same job as regular general practitioners, but are also focused on the various aspects of student life. In addition to their work as general practitioner, the student doctors also conduct research into the relationship between health issues and studying and they develop preventative care. Over the past decades their various research projects have been published in international medical journals.


Three researchers of the Student Doctors wrote the book Studenten en stille pijn. Wel problemen maar geen hulp zoeken (2010) (Students and their silent pain. Having problems, but not seeking help) about the research into help seeking behaviour. The book offers insight into students’ considerations for not seeking help. The book is available from the larger bookshops and can be ordered from any bookshop (ISBN: 9789035231887). It is also available at the Student Doctors’ office. [pdf]

Boot CRL, Vonk P, Meijman FJ. Health-related profiles of study delay in university students in the Netherlands. International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health 2007; 19: 413-23. [pdf]

Boot CRL, Meijman FJ, Vonk P. Problem perception in Dutch university students using tobacco, alcohol and drugs. Communication & Medicine 2010; 7: 33-42. [pdf]

Nauta MCE, Meijman FJ., Meijman TF. De subjectief ervaren gezondheid en studiebeleving van studenten van de Universiteit van Amsterdam. (The subjectively perceived health and study perception of students at the University of Amsterdam). Tijdschrift voor Sociale Gezondheidszorg 1996; 8:391-396. [pdf]

Verouden NW, Vonk P, Meijman FJ. Context guides illness-identity: a qualitative analysis of Dutch university students’ non-help-seeking behavior. International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health 2010; 22:307-20. [pdf]