As one of the eight university medical centres in the Netherlands, the AMC is amongst the top medical centres in the world. With a total of 7.000 employees and more than 3.000 publications in scientific journals.
As a university medical centre, the AMC has three principal tasks. It’s primary task is, of course, the treatment of patients. In addition, the AMC carries out a great deal of medical research, in other words: research into the development of illnesses and disorders, and how to identify, treat and prevent them. The AMC’s third task is to provide medical education. In addition to hospital departments and faculty departments, the AMC is home to the Netherlands Institute for neuroscience, the medical department if the Royal Tropical Institute, and the Academic Psychiatric Centre.