University description (as per official university website)
Continuous with the traditions of the National School of Medicine and Pharmacy, University of Medicine and Pharmacy "Carol Davila" Bucharest, has assumed the mission of educating and training of specialists in the field of high quality health care, education and scientific research. Certainly, in the century that followed the foundation that was as the first medical and pharmaceutical educational institution in Romania, many other major universities have embraced this goal. However, I think that idealism and pioneering spirit which has animated our founders, continues to give University of Medicine and Pharmacy "Carol Davila" a distinct vitality Romanian academic world.
Representing over the years a leader in medical sciences and enjoying a rich interdisciplinary expertise, "Carol Davila" and proposed to directly contribute to the development of education and scientific research specialist.
Therefore, we can say that, today, this University and influence are felt all over the world. They are the result of our attempts to inform students perspective on the human condition, open to the world and involvement in its complexity.
In its laboratories and teaching rooms in residential premises or in any other place of campus, you will discover a culture in which aspiration and involvement are encouraged. As an educational institution with an important public role, our University undertakes to promote freedom of opinion among the university community, its members being recognized and protected their right to expression in their field of competence, in accordance with their conscience.
Personally, I feel very lucky that I was able to live the unique experience of belonging to this community, first as a student of the prestigious schools and then as a member of the body or staff.
Please visit these few pages dedicated to our University in an attempt to discover and understand themselves what makes this a special place, full of both tradition and innovative spirit.
Medical and pharmaceutical higher education in Bucharest dates back more than a century. Carol Davila, physician orgine French novel, in collaboration with Nicholas Kretzulescu founded medical education in our country, founding in the 1857 National School of Medicine and Pharmacy. Thanks to its being in our country took a number of scientific societies, "Medical Society" (1857), "Red Cross Society (1876)," Society of the natural sciences "(1876), and two medical journals:" Monitor environment "(1862) and" Medical Gazette "(1865). In the war for independence (1877-1878) led the army's military service.
Faculty of Medicine Building was fully completed and inaugurated on October 12, 1903 Day and inauguration when he made the statue of Carol Davila in front of the faculty. Erection of a monument initiative was taken in Davila's first national medical conference held in Bucharest in October 1884. Statue of Charles Storck valuable work, was cast in bronze in the School of Arts and Crafts workshops in Bucharest.
Opening day means a college building in the evolution of medical education in Bucharest. New local laboratories brought great improvements in the functioning and organization of practical work, and teaches all over. He sheltered for a time and a part of the pharmacy department.
With all the difficulties encountered, National School of Medicine and Pharmacy has developed gradually, and on 12 November 1869, it became possible foundation of the Faculty of Medicine in Bucharest, which opened on November 22 courses in 1869. It was the first faculty of medicine at the University of Bucharest, and also on terotoriul our country, by her medical science has managed to impose, both at home and abroad.
Among teachers who helped develop into education in the Faculty of Medicine in Bucharest, include with Carol Davila, James Felix (1832-1905), founder of school hygiene in general medicine concerns, Alexander Marcovici (1835-1886) initiator medical clinic, Nicholas Turnescu (1819-1890) and Constantin Dumitrescu-Severeanu (1840-1930), founders of surgical clinic, Zaharia Petrescu (1841-1901), founder of medical therapeutics, Alexander Sutzu (1837-1919), which creates of legal medicine and psychiatry.
An important event in the Romanian pharmacy and therapeutics targeting to set apart, in early 1863, the first Roman pharmacopoeia. An outstanding merits in achieving this national work had, in addition to its initiator Charles Dvila, pharmacist scholar Constantin C. Hepites (1804-1890), professor at the School of Medicine.
In 1873, there is support first thesis at the Faculty of Medicine in Bucharest. By 1888 the claim, together with doctoral theses, a total of 19 bachelor of medicine. University since 1885, no longer allowed in college students without high school and college graduates by 1888 should support a thesis, thus obtaining a doctorate in medicine and surgery.
Another important event in college life was the creation on 1 January 1875, the initiative of professor Nicolae Manolescu future (1850-1910), the Society of medical students in Bucharest, which initially puts the objective of improving the study conditions.
1887 marked a new stage in the development of the Faculty of Medicine in Bucharest, and a memorable date in the history of Romanian science. That year, three eminent scientists as teachers were called to the leadership of the main departments of the faculty. Victor Babes (1854-1926), one of the great bacteriologists and pathologist of his time, George Assaky (1855-1899), founder of experimental surgery and Nicholas School Kalinderu (1832-1902), an eminent clinician, clinical anatomical orientation initiator Romanian in medicine.
After 1890, other scientists fill academic staff of the Faculty of Medicine in Bucharest, in 1895 appointed professor of clinical surgery and topographic anatomy Thoma Ionescu (1860-1926), founder of modern surgery Romanian, rahianesteziei innovator, in 1899, George Marinescu (1863-1938), founder of the Romanian school of neurology, in 1901, Ion Cantacuzino (1863-1934), bacteriology and biology, immunology and epidemiology, the creator of the Romanian school of experimental medicine. After World War I, Faculty of Medicine departments are illustrated and other prominent personalities who have enhanced the prestige of the faculty. Among them, include: Professor John Nanu Muscel (1862-1938), creator of the school clinician, Anibal Theohari (1873-1933), creator of experimental therapeutics and balneologists, Professor Ernest Juvara (1870-1933), innovator in surgical technique and instrumental, Professor Alexander Obregia (1860-1937), who illustrated the science of psychiatry, Professor Mina Minovici (1858-1933), creator and organizer of medical science laws in Romania, Franz Rainer (1874-1944), anatomist and anthropologist, scholar, Constantine I Parhon, promoter of endocrinology and biochemistry; Bagdasar Dimitri (1893-1946), founder of school of neurosurgery, Constantin Ionescu-Mihaiesti (1883-1962), representative of the Romanian School of Microbiology, organizer of the practice of producing sera, one founder of the Institute "Dr. I. Cantacuzino".
In 1898, School of Pharmacy is part of the Faculty of Medicine, recognizing he is the character of higher education institution. It works in this situation near the faculty of medicine until 1923, when he founded the Faculty of Pharmacy, as a separate institution, the University of Bucharest. An important role in creating the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical stimulate scientific research had Professor Stephen Minovici (1867-1935).