Carol Davila

University of Medicine and Pharmacy

The history of the University of Medicine and Pharmacy Carol Davila starts back in 1869, being the first medical school in Romania. The first educational medical institution in the area was soon characterized by quality and prestige due to the outstanding academic achievements of its students and professors. Located in Bucharest, the capital of the country, the university is a symbol of academic enlightenment and innovation.

Carol Davila

Davila studied medicine at the University of Paris, graduating in February 1853. In March 1853, he arrived in Romania. He was the organizer of the military medical service for the Romanian Army and of the country’s public health system.

Nicolae Kretzulescu

Nicolae Kretzulescu was born in Bucharest, studied medicine at the University of Paris, having Gustave Flaubert as a colleague. He served two terms as Prime Minister of Romania: from 1862 to 1863, and from 1865 to 1866. He was elected to the Romanian Academy. He was the 3rd president of the Romanian Academy from 1872 to 1873.

Both Carol Davila and Nicolae Kretzulescu contributed to the establishment of the higher medical education, creating the sole opportunity for strenuous students to fructify their passion and to help one another.

Over the years, the university was the sanctuary of many emblematic medical figures, whose remarkable work undoubtedly changed the course of medical history.

Nowadays, the University of Medicine and Pharmacy Carol Davila is the beginning of the medical career for more than 10500 students who are looking forward to renewing the medical field and treating those in need. Furthermore, the educational institution has established an interactive environment that not only supports volunteering, but also brings numerous opportunities for the medical students, constantly investing in their brave dreams.

Apart from the impressive educational impact created by both the professors and students attending the university, a major role in its development was played by interculturality. The latter is created and supported by events such as the IMSCB, a project that was born in close collaboration with the University of Medicine and Pharmacy Carol Davila.