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The UMCG is building the future of health and has focused on 'healthy and active ageing'.

University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG) is one of the largest hospitals in the Netherlands and it is the biggest employer in the North of the country. A staff of almost 11, 000 people work in patient care and in leading medical research, focusing on ‘healthy and active ageing'. For its research and educational function the hospital has close ties with University of Groningen. Some 3,400 students are currently enrolled in degree courses to become physicians, dentist, or movement scientist, and over 450 are doing a medical residency. Patients come to UMCG especially for highly specialized diagnostics, examinations or treatment. All patients in the North of the country with complicated or rare conditions are eventually referred to UMCG. Excellent care is always based on the latest insights and given by the best doctors and nursing staff. Together with the support services they always focus on that one common goal: building the future of health.

H.S. Hofker, senior transplant surgeon of the UMCG, contributed to the course content in corporation with the LUMC and the NTS.

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