Winner NVSHA award 2013 and 2016!


Pieter van Driel

Pieter van Driel

Trained in the St. Elisabeth hospital in Tilburg, the opportunity was created to finish my training in Emergency Medicine in Westmead Hospital, Sydney Australia in 2003-2004. In this tertiary university hospital I had the privilege working with ´real´ Emergency Physicians (EP) in a ´real´ EM environment. This has been such an inspiring year that, after my return in the Netherlands, there remained only one professional goal: EM needed to become a specialty in the Netherlands.

This is what I have been aiming for working as an EP in the St. Elisabeth hospital in Tilburg. As member of the NVSHA board I contributed to the first recognition of EM as a so called ‘profile’. I was one of the authors of the competency based curriculum for the training of EP’s in the Netherlands. I contributed as a Dutch representative of NVHSA to the European curriculum for EM training.
Teaching is my passion. I love to see doctors grow in their knowledge and skills. Therefore I am very proud to have become the first director of training in EM in the Netherlands in 2011.
I am convinced a very important step in the development of EM in the Netherlands is for most EP's to take part in the MNSHA masterclass program. I believe this program is  contributing to the growth of knowledge, the way of approaching EM and the confidence of the EP in the Netherlands.

I am very thankful to all the faculty and mentors who are putting a great amount of time and effort into this masterclass in order to reach this goal. I am proud to work together with those wonderful people with all the same goal: improving EM care for our patients.

Kennis is macht. Kennissen is machtiger.
Mijn grootvader.

Country: Netherlands