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.
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 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.