Curriculum Vitae
Petra Caarls

Petra Caarls, MD

Phd student

Department of Psychiatry
Erasmus MC: University Medical Center Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Biographical sketch
I received my Bachelor Degree in Pharmacy in 2010, after which I did the Selective Utrecht Medical Master (SUMMA) program at the University of Utrecht. I combined this master program with several extracurricular master courses in Health Sciences at VU, Free University in Amsterdam. I obtained my medical degree in 2015 and now work as a medical researcher at the Erasmus MC.

Research interests
My research focuses on quality of care and clinical decisions in hospital psychiatry, with special interest for inpatients with concurrent somatic and psychiatric problems.


'Chemotherapy for advanced breast cancer: Stop&Go… or keep going?'

Wetenschapslunch Psychiatry on Monday January 20th at 12 h in CQ1, Dp-Building

Presenter: Anouk Claessens (MPP)

Starting your PhD
As a new PhD candidate you will be faced with a range of challenges, and above all, new opportunities! This brochure is an information guide, to pave the way for a successful PhD period.

Erasmus University EUR
With a population of over 600,000, Rotterdam is the second largest city in the Netherlands and the centre of the Rotterdam-The Hague metropolis. It's famous for its port, one of the biggest in Europe. The River Maas runs through our 'skyscraper city' with its innovative architecture. Behind the modern skyline, you'll find a nice, even 'cosy' historic city centre.