The Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC) is a modern knowledge centre. The more than 7,000 staff members of the LUMC are passionate about improving patient care through scientific research. We offer courses of instruction and continuing education to train doctors for this purpose. The LUMC focuses on top clinical and highly specialised care: the complex medical issues for which there are often not yet any answers. With patient care and research labs under one roof, patients, doctors and researchers collaborate to develop new treatment methods.
The research conducted in the LUMC is both fundamental and patient- and care-oriented. A considerable portion of the research centres on the translation from fundamental research to its use in patient care (from bench to bedside and vice versa).