“Carol Davila” University of Medicine and Pharmacy
“Carol Davila” University of Medicine and Pharmacy (CDUMP) is the largest, oldest and most prestigious institutions of Health Sciences in Romania.
Established in 1857 by French physician Carol Davila, CDUMP was the alma mater of numerous illustrious personalities. Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine winner George Emil Palade, who was described as “the most influential cell biologist ever”, studied at the CDUMP and later served as a Professor and Head of the Department of Human Biology and Physiology. The School of Pharmacy of UMFCD was founded in 1889 and is the place where insulin was isolated for the first time by Nicolae Paulescu, another CDUMP alumni, in 1921.
The University offers four medical programmes (General Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Nursing and Midwifery), for both Romanian and International students (more than 5000 students currently enrolled). The University campus is built around the Medical Faculty Palace, an impressive building over 110 years old, surrounded by various amenities, a small park and a fully organized sports center. Besides these, the University is using the facilities of over 20 public hospitals all over Bucharest for clinical rotations.