Faculty of Medicine

A Brief history of the Faculty of Medicine

The Faculty of Medicine was first established in 1867, so that, according to the decree accompanying this decision, “the existing departments of the secondary school of medicine became faculty departments starting with the 1867-1868 academic year”, and “the tenured professors of these departments holding the academic title of Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) became faculty professors”.

In 1873, the first Ph.D. thesis defense took place at the Bucharest Faculty of Medicine. By 1888, concurrently with Ph.D. theses, 19 license theses were defended. As of the 1885 academic year, the faculty no longer accepted students without a baccalaureate diploma, and after 1888 the graduates were required to defend a thesis, thus obtaining the title of Doctor of Medicine and Surgery.

The year 1887 prefaced a new stage in the development of the Bucharest Faculty of Medicine, representing a memorable date in the history of Romanian science. In that year, three distinguished scholars were summoned as professors in charge of main departments of the faculty: Victor Babes (1854-1926), one of the great bacteriologists and morphopathologists of his era; George Assaky (1855-1899), founder of the school of experimental surgery, and Nicolae Kalinderu (1832-1902), an eminent clinician, and pioneer of the morphoclinical orientation in Romanian medicine.

After 1890, several notable scholars joined the teaching staff of the Bucharest Faculty of Medicine; in 1895, Thoma Ionescu (1860-1926), founder of modern Romanian surgery and innovator in the field of spinal anesthesia, was appointed professor of topographic anatomy and surgical clinic; in 1899, Gheorghe Marinescu (1863-1938), founder of the Romanian school of neurology; in 1901, Ion Cantacuzino (1863-1934), bacteriologist, biologist, immunologist and epidemiologist, as well as initiator of the Romanian school of experimental medicine.
After World War One, the departments of the Faculty of Medicine were represented by other important figures which helped consolidate the reputation of the faculty. Among these, we mention: Professor Ion Nanu Muscel (1862-1938), clinician and school founder; Anibal Theohari (1873-1933), creator of experimental therapeutics and balneology; Professor Ernest Juvara (1870-1933), innovator in surgical and instrumental technique; Professor Alexandru Obregia (1860-1937), who elaborated the science of psychiatry; Professor Mina Minovici (1858-1933), founder and scientific organizer of legal medicine in Romania; Francisc Rainer (1874-1944), erudite anatomist and anthropologist; Constantin I. Parhon, promoter of endocrinology and biochemistry; Dimitrie Bagdasar (1863-1946), forefather of the school of neurosurgery; Constantin Ionescu-Mihaiesti (1883-1962), representative of the Romanian school of microbiology, organizer of serum production practices, one of the founders of the “Dr. I. Cantacuzino” Institute.

Cirstoiu Catalin

Professor, MD, PhD

DEAN

Barbilian Adrian

Professor, MD, PhD

VICE-DEAN

Patrascu Traian

Professor, MD, PhD

VICE-DEAN

Ruta Simona

Professor, MD, PhD

VICE-DEAN

Costea Radu

Associate Professor, MD, PhD

VICE-DEAN

Balgradean Mihaela

Professor, MD, PhD

VICE-DEAN

Management plan for Dean position

The Faculty of Medicine is the fundamental link of the University of Medicine and Pharmacy „Carol Davila” Bucharest, being the main student trainer for medical specialty in Romania.

The Faculty of Medicine is the point of convergence of medical world elites, of scientific and didactic values affirmation in medicine and in biomedical sciences.

The current managerial plan starts both from the principles mentioned by the Rector of UMPCD, the Academician Ioanel Sinescu and from the managerial objectives of the UMPCD Senate President, Prof. Dr. Mircea Beuran. I took into account to The Romanian Agency for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ARACIS) Institutional External Evaluation Report from 2015, written out after the visit of institutional evaluation from 26th to 28th of March, 2015, which awarded the rating high grade of trust.

This managerial plan is addressed both to the students and teaching staff of the Faculty of  Medicine.

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