Fund Medical Skills Center – Dr. Guy De Cloedt – University Funds – Ghent University

To give an injection, sew a wound, how to discuss a difficult diagnosis with a patient. These are just a few examples of the many important and necessary skills that a future doctor should master† This is the reason why the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at Ghent University has one center where students are taught these practical skills and can practice.

Every year, more medical students come. How the more students, the greater the need for exercise and simulation materials† In addition, in the future they will open the center to students from other programs or, for example, doctors who want to improve their skills.

The Foundation’s Medical Skills Center – Dr. Guy De Cloedt therefore supports the functioning of the competence center. This is done, among other things, bye purchase of materials (eg suture) to have advice. The foundation was established by the dean of the faculty, prof. Dr. Piet Hoebeke, head of educational support, prof. Dr. Lieven Danneels and Mrs. Mariëlle De Bom, partner of the late dr. Guy De Cloedt. Guy was himself a general practitioner and UGent alumni.

A gift to the Medical Skills Center Foundation – Dr. Guy De Cloedt?

Your donation to Fund Medical Skills Center – Dr. Guy De Cloedt contributes directly to the teaching and practice of practical skills in the education of medical students.

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Material infusion lesson

With a donation of 100 euros we can deliver the material for a lesson “venepunty and infusion” to 24 students. For example, they learn the correct way to use needles to take blood or place an IV. A gift of 500 euros will pay for a breast phantom. And with a gift of 1000 euros we can buy a phantom to practice the gynecological examination.

Your donation to the fund is also welcome account number BE26 3900 9658 0329, indicating the “competence center of the Foundation” or the “fonds de cloedt”. Your gift is deductible from € 40 on an annual basis.

Guy thought it was very important as a GP and UGent alumni that his will should go to faculty where he himself is educated. That his legacy now serves to train physicians to help patients themselves in the future is a fine thought. I hope others will be inspired by Guy’s example and decide to support the foundation with a donation.

– Mrs. Mariëlle De Bom Van Driessche, founder of the foundation and partner of Dr. Guy De Cloedt

Why does your gift make a difference?

Read the story of Mariëlle and Guy on

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Study cards and photos Guy De Cloedt

At the end of 2020, Dr. died. Guy De Cloedt. In his will, he left a nice amount to Ghent University. Due to a debilitating illness, it was not possible to agree on the actual consumption of the funds. Guy, however, trusted that Ghent University would arrange this with his partner who remained. That is what happened and it was decided to set up a fund with the funds to support the education of medical students. Especially the competence center at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. Students can come here to learn and practice practical skills, such as sewing a wound. This was close to Guy’s heart, who himself was a general practitioner and wanted to help future doctors.


The purpose of the fund is to provide financial support for skills education with a focus on the education of medical students. This skills training includes:

  • Simulation training
  • Content focus on four skill blocks (communication; clinical technical skills; interprofessional collaboration; and management and practice) and four cross-cutting themes (diversity; ethics and deontology; professional behavior, lifelong learning).

More information about education?

Prof. dr. Dr Piet Hoebeke

Prof. dr. Dr. Lieven Danneels

The Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

What else can I do?

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University Fund UGent
Wim Van der Planken
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