Join us on our mission!

Welcome to Compendium Medicine! Our mission is to provide every (rotating) med student or newly-graduated intern with a clear and accessible overview of medicine. In order to do so, we want to connect (with) people within the medical field from all over the world. We are glad you are here and would love to welcome you to our community.

Romée Snijders and Veerle Smit

What island are you on?

As medical doctors, it always surpises us how we are all working from our own islands in healthcare. We are all creating our own study materials, instead of sharing them between universities, hospitals and countries.

Team photo, different faces behind Compendium medicine

Let's build bridges together!

What if, from today, we would all start working together? Creating one compendium, in one language. Imagine all the time we would save, and how much more efficient we would be.

We have already built the first bridges

In 2015, we started our mission in the Netherlands and Belgium. The Compendium of Medicine in Dutch was born! We gathered a huge group of eager students and doctors, and started writing an encyclopedia using our own method. The book series sold out before launch, and soon we started making pocket books. The overview of medical knowledge became accessible for both studying and during practice.

Compendium Geneeskunde book series with stethoscope on top
Launch event of the Compendium Geneeskunde book series
Open book of the Compendium Geneeskunde book series
Working on Compendium Medicine with the team
Romée and Veerle at a popular Dutch talk show, talking about the Compendium book series
The first Compendium Geneeskunde pocket book about Cardiology and vascular medicine
Students using the Compendium Geneeskunde pocket books during their medicine studies
Medical student practicing surgical skills using the Compendium Geneeskunde pocket books

"We missed an overview in the medical curriculum and decided to work with students and specialists from around the country to write our own textbooks."

Founders and doctors: Romée Snijders and Veerle Smit

The Compendium method

We have divided the most important medical knowledge in 35 specialties, all presented in the same way. Our method consists of using comprehensible illustrations for every medical condition, straightforward tables, many illustrations and useful mnemonics. It's is visual, to-the-point and concise so you are able to memorise the study material more easily.

It is now time to extend our mission to the rest of the world

Join us on our mission!

Download our free neurology pocket card

Pocket card Neurologic examination, dermatomes and peripheral nerves

A quick and easy reference, right at your fingertips

This pocket card is the result of our first international steps. It is a small preview of our method! Download the first one for free, you can order the second one here.

Enter your country, name & email address and we will email you the pocket card right away!

Join our community and become a better doctor through Instagram

Our Instagram community is growing every day. On Instagram, we share our knowledge with you. Follow our page for daily practice questions, mnemonics and study tools!