Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy

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Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy
Universitatea de Medicină şi Farmacie Carol Davila.jpg
Established1857
TypePublic
RectorAcad Ioanel Sinescu
Students4.800
LocationBucharest, Romania
CampusUrban
Former namesInstitute of Medicine and Pharmacy
Websitewww.umf.ro
 
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Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy
Universitatea de Medicină şi Farmacie Carol Davila.jpg
Established1857
TypePublic
RectorAcad Ioanel Sinescu
Students4.800
LocationBucharest, Romania
CampusUrban
Former namesInstitute of Medicine and Pharmacy
Websitewww.umf.ro

Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy is a state-run health sciences University in Bucharest, Romania. It is the largest institution of its kind in Romania with over 2.865 employees, 1.654 teachers and over 4.800 students. The University is using the facilities of over 20 clinical hospitals all over Bucharest.

It was initially established in 1857 under the name National School of Medicine and Pharmacy by the French expatriate physician, Carol Davila. In 1869 it was incorporated as a department in the newly created University of Bucharest. The first doctoral degrees were granted in 1873, and the doctoral degree became the de facto graduation in 1888.

The School of Pharmacy was founded in 1889 and it was renamed, as the Faculty of Pharmacy in 1923.

The Faculty of Pharmacy of Carol Davila University is the place where insulin was isolated for the first time by Nicolae Paulescu in 1921.


Ranking[edit]

According to the Scimago Lab, based on data collected between 2007 and 2011, Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy ranked 1768 in the World, 121 regionally and 12 in the country by number of publications. [1]


Faculties[edit]

Faculty of Medicine[edit]

The higher medical and pharmaceutical education in Bucharest dates back more than a century. Carol Davila, a Romanian physician of French origin, in collaboration with Nicholae Kretzulescu founded the Medical education in Romania, by establishing the National School of Medicine and Pharmacy in 1857. Thanks to his activity a number of scientific societies were created, such as "The Medical Society", "The Red Cross Society", "The Natural Sciences Society" and two medical journals, "The Medical Monitor" and "The Medical Gazette" .

The building of the Faculty of Medicine was fully completed and inaugurated on 12 October 1903. The initiative to erect a monument to Carol Davila on the same day, was taken at the first national medical conference, which was held in Bucharest in October 1884. The statue, valued work of Carol Storck, was cast in bronze in the School of arts and crafts workshops in Bucharest.

The inauguration of the faculty building is an important date in the evolution of medical education in Bucharest. The new building brought great improvements in the functioning of laboratories and the organization of practical work, as well as in the full didactic activity.

Departments[edit]

Faculty of Pharmacy[edit]

The Faculty of Pharmacy was created in 1858.

Departments[edit]

Faculty of Dentistry[edit]

Departments[edit]

Notable Alumni[edit]

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Coordinates: 44°26′4.63″N 26°4′10.59″E / 44.4346194°N 26.0696083°E / 44.4346194; 26.0696083