Education and training

The UMCs provide basic medical education and play a major role in the advanced training of medical specialists. They also organise the continuing education and additional training activities for medical specialists and contribute to the training of other healthcare professionals.

Education and training serve the patient and society and always go hand in hand with patient care and scientific research. New insights and knowledge stemming from scientific research are spread via education and training.
At the regional level, the UMCs work together with general hospitals and other educational institutions in Education and Training Regions (Dutch: Opleidings- en Onderwijs Regio’s) (OOR) in the education and training sector. The aim of the NFU is to:

  • Ensure efficiency and continuity;
  • Train sufficient healthcare professionals;
  • Create a comprehensive learning environment.

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