University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG)
The University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG) is one of the largest hospitals in the Netherlands and is the largest employer in the Northern Netherlands. The more than 12,000 employees work together on care, research, training and education with the common goal of building the future of health.
Core task: care
The UMCG is the only university medical center in the Northern Netherlands. It offers complex care: patients who require complicated examinations and / or treatments, or who suffer from a rare disease or multiple disorders, can come to UMCG. It distinguishes itself from general hospitals and treat patients who can not go elsewhere for this care in the region. For some very complex treatments, the UMCG is even the only hospital in the Netherlands.
Its care is based on the latest insights. Safety and quality are paramount, naturally with an eye for the wishes of its patients. Care for the UMCG does not stop at the hospital walls. The UMCG therefore works closely with general practitioners, midwives, home care and many other healthcare institutions.
Core task: education
The Groningen programs are highly regarded and offer many challenging extras: the Bachelor's degree in Medicine is also offered in English, and for excellent medical students there is a special program aimed at scientific research and the possibility to promote during the study.
In the UMCG, approximately 3400 students are trained to become doctors, dentists or humanities scientists and more than 450 doctors trained as medical specialists. The UMCG has all specialist training courses at home. The UMCG also provides (care) training at HBO and MBO level.
Core task: research
The UMCG conducts research into new techniques and treatments, new medicines and new forms of care with the focus on 'healthy and active aging'. This involves close collaboration with the University of Groningen. The fundamental and clinical research of the UMCG belongs to the international scientific top. The presence of unique biobanks and state-of-the-art research facilities attracts scientists from around the world.See more