To train basic medical doctors and medical specialists, the umcs work closely together with general hospitals, education and healthcare institutions in their region. This collaboration takes place within the Training and Education Regions (OORs).

The NFU coordinates and formulates the procedures and instruments to create more administrative uniformity within and between the OORs.

The main reasons for such collaborations:

  1. They offer a network of training and internship places with a varied mix of patients.

  2. Coherence is promoted between the basic programme and advanced programme, between advanced programmes and between training and science. 

  3. There are more possibilities for skills training in skills labs and simulation laboratories.

Regional collaboration is needed to train enough healthcare professionals of the future. This makes the learning environment more complete and targeted, and more continuity is ensured.