ProVUmc is a committee that represents VU University Medical Center Amsterdam (VUmc) PhD students. ProVUmc aims to improve PhD education, regulation and communication within VUmc. This includes updating and improving the VUmc information for PhD students online, advising on the adjusted VU doctoral regulations (promotiereglement) and improving the information on available courses offered at the different research institutes of VUmc. Furthermore, ProVUmc also represents VUmc PhD students in the national PhD network: Promovendi Netwerk Nederland (PNN).
The committee consists of PhD representatives from all VUmc research institutes, PhD representatives from the education and research committee (O&O) of the VUmc's work council (OR) and the VUmc PhD representative of ProVU. PhD related issues are discussed in a two monthly meeting. Issues that are important for all VUmc PhD students are then discussed with the dean of VUmc.