M. (Michelle) Spek MSc

M. (Michelle) Spek MSc

PHD Candidate - Medical
M. (Michelle) Spek MSc
  • Julius Center, dept. General Practice & Nursing Science



Michelle Spek studied a master in medicine and clinical research at Maastricht University and obtained her medical degree in 2020. She started her PhD programme at the Julius Center directly after her graduation. The focus of her PhD study is to optimise telephone triage in patients calling for acute shortness of breath during out-of-hours primary care. Her PhD programme is under supervision of prof. dr Frans Rutten, dr. Dorien Zwart and dr. Roderick Venekamp. 

Michelle Spek combines her PhD programme with the Postgraduate Master of Epidemiology at Utrecht University and the General Practice Vocational Training Programme in Utrecht. 


Research Output (4)

Displaying concerns within telephone triage conversations of callers with chest discomfort in out-of-hours primary care:A conversation analytic study

Spek Michelle, van Charldorp Tessa C, Vinck Vera V, Venekamp Roderick P, Rutten Frans H, Zwart Dorien LM, de Groot Esther 4 May 2023, In: Patient Education and Counseling. 113

Optimising telephone triage of patients calling for acute shortness of breath during out-of-hours primary care:protocol of a multiple methods study (Opticall)

Spek Michelle, Venekamp Roderick, De Groot Esther, Geersing Geert Jan, Erkelens Daphne Carmen, van Smeden Maarten, Rutten Frans H., Zwart Dorien L. 21 Apr 2022, In: BMJ Open. 12

Telefonische triage op de HAP bij patiënten met kortademigheid

Spek Michelle Mar 2022, In: Huisarts en Wetenschap. 65 , p. 63-63 1 p.

ACS-diagnostiek verschilt nauwelijks voor mannen en vrouwen

Spek Michelle, Wouters Loes, Rutten Karlijn, Rutten Frans, Zwart Dorien 2021, In: Huisarts en Wetenschap. 64 , p. 16-19 4 p.

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