Canadian standoff is real!
Two HealthPros in Canada


“The cool thing about being famous is traveling. I have always wanted to travel across seas, like to Canada and stuff.” (Britney Spears, American singer)

We might not be as famous as Britney (yet!) but we can confirm that indeed the cool thing about being a HealthPros Fellow is traveling… across seas, like to Canada and stuff. So, here we are, the two of us in Toronto, Canada for a semester as our first HealthPros secondment. “Two of us” are Mircha and Damir, HealthPros Fellows from the Amsterdam University Medical Centra (Amsterdam UMC) and the University of Amsterdam (UvA).

Óscar Brito Fernandes

Seconded at the Department of Public Health (Amsterdam University Medical Centers)

Late July, I left gorgeous Budapest behind and my colleagues at the Department of Health Economics at the Corvinus University of Budapest. I spent my August in Portugal for a much-deserved Summer vacation. Time was too short to visit and do everything that I wanted, but my heart and soul were rejoicing. As of September 1st, 2019, I am living in Amsterdam.

Erica Barbazza

NIVEL, Utrecht, the Netherlands

October–December 2019

Since the 1st October, I have extended my morning commute and now travel to the nearby city of Utrecht where I am based at NIVEL –the Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research.

Kendall Jamieson Gilmore

Department of Epidemiology, Lazio Region, Italy

September – December 2019

It’s well known that when in Rome, one must do as the Romans do. As such, since I arrived I have been busy commissioning magnificent buildings exalting my name to all who dare approach, building aqueducts to feed public baths, slaughtering my rivals in gladiatorial combat, and participating in gigantic orgies. It’s all been very tiring.