Cardiovascular education

Cardiovascular education

The Center for Circulatory Health invests considerably in the development of educational tools for and teaching of different target groups. Moreover, the Center for Circulatory Health offers career prospects for students in the final phase of their education and for professionals.


Within our Center for Circulatory Health, we consider education on (the prevention of) cardiovascular diseases to a wide audience very important. For example, every year the UMC Utrecht organizes freely accessible lectures and webinars on a variety of medical topics for the general public. Our researchers of course participate in these educational activities.


Within the various Utrecht (bio)medical programs, a lot of attention is given to cardiovascular education. The Center for Circulatory Health is closely involved in the development and implementation of this education. In addition to theoretical education, the (bio)medical programs also offer students many opportunities to contribute to cardiovascular research through research internships.

Domain Representatives


The Circulatory Health Research Center is strongly embedded in academic teaching within the curricula of the bachelors biomedical sciences (BMW), medicine (GNK), and clinical sciences (ZG&S), the premaster clinical health sciences (KGW) and master programs Biology of Disease (BoD), Regenerative Medicine and Technology (RMT), Drug Innovation (DI). In addition, the Circulatory Health Research Center adheres to the research and education philosophy of the New Utrecht School (DNUS). We offer various courses, including Utrecht Summer School, University College and PhD courses. In addition, teachers from the Circulatory Health Research Center are involved in external teaching, including the Papendal courses organized by the Dutch Heart Foundation.

The educational tasks of our teachers mostly include coordination of courses, providing (interactive) lectures, supervising working groups and tutorials, and supervising students during internships. In addition, researchers/teachers of the Circulatory Health Research Center are part of a number of education-, selection- and examination boards.


We often have bachelor and master internship positions available within the Circulatory Health Research Center. UU students can search and apply for an internship through the Konjoin platform. 

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For external, non UU students; you can send your CV, motivation letter and research area of interest to

(Bio)medical professionals

Within the Center for Circulatory Health, we contribute in various ways to the further professional development of our (bio)medical professionals. For example, there is a monthly lecture cycle (Jongbloed seminars) in which (inter)national experts discuss aspects of cardiovascular research. In addition, master classes and grand rounds are organized, where (medical) specialists interactively discuss their research and patient cases. The Center for Circulatory Health has also developed a new Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on "Advanced Heart Failure". This MOOC offers medical specialists and general practitioners an introduction into the world of advanced heart failure care at the UMC Utrecht.


Knowledge development in the cardiovascular field does not end with finalizing a university study. Therefore, the Center for Circulatory Health also offers a range of career opportunities for talented and graduated researchers and medical doctors. If you are pursuing a career as a scientific researcher, then a PhD thesis research traject at one of our research groups may be something for you. If you envision a career as a medical specialist (e.g. cardiologist, cardiovascular surgeon), a training position at one of our clinical departments may be one of the options. The second option does not have to rule out the first one: as a medical specialist in training it is also possible to work on a PhD thesis research traject.

For more information about career opportunities within the Center for Circulatory Health, you can contact our program office via the email address:

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