Ronald is an enthusiastic medical student with the goal of becoming an all-round Medical Doctor who combines patient care with medical research. He participated in stem cell research (intestinal organoids) at the Wilhelmina Children’s Hospital and investigated quality of life after esophagectomy for cancer. Besides his passions for medicine and research, he enjoys outdoor sports and works in the National Reserve Corps of the Royal Netherlands Army. He is a Medical Committee member of the Dutch Alpine Club and is very interested in high altitude medicine. Currently, he is completing his final year of medical school which consists of clinical rotations (Cardiology, Anesthesiology, Emergency Medicine) and a scientific internship at the Altitude Research Center (Aurora, U.S.A.).