More than four hundred years after Rembrandt visited an anatomy lesson and created his world-famous painting, we reveal the Amsterdam Skills Centre for Health Sciences only a few miles from where the operational theatre of the famous Dr. Nicolaes Tulp once was. On average, it takes more than 30.000 hours of learning...
Thanks to the close collaboration between VUmc and AMC, the Amsterdam Skills Centre will be a new academic landmark.
We see this state of the art facility as a unique partnership between university, industry and NGOs in an innovative melting pot.
The skills of surgeons and other medical professionals, who are trained with simulators, turn out to be higher than the skills learned via traditional methods. Virtual learning environments are essential to improve surgical skills and to render healthcare more sustainable.
Amsterdam already has a sound track record of academic medical teaching for hundreds of years. Right here, almost 400 years ago Rembrandt painted his famous 'anatomy lesson'.
Now again Amsterdam is building the next generation medical learning platform, based on a complete new way of learning and teaching.