University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova Faculty of Medicine, Romania

The University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova  is a tertiary educational institution in the city of Craiova, in south-western Romania. On 10 February 1970, the Craiova Faculty of Medicine was founded as part of the University of Craiova. In 1990, the Dentistry specialization was founded, followed by Pharmacy, in 1996.In 1998 the University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova was founded, by detachment from the University of Craiova.

With nearly 300 teachers, organized into 15 departments and 77 courses, Faculty of Medicine prepares over 1,500 students annually over a 6-year cycle. The academic year is divided into two semesters of 15 weeks each, with an average of 30 hours per week, each semester is one of 30 transferable credits in the European study (ECTS) for compulsory.

University of medicine craiova faculties:

•Faculty of Medicine: Medicine (6 years);
•Faculty of Dentistry: Dental medicine – Dentistry (6 years);
•Faculty of Pharmacy: Pharmacy (5 years);
•Faculty of Midwives and Nursing: Midwives (4 years), General Nursing (4 years), Dental Technology (3 years) and Balneal Physiotherapy and Recovery (3 years), respectively a filial in Drobeta Turnu Severin for the General Nursing specialization;

Human and material infrastructure devoted to research allows the carrying on of the specific activities of directions and projects in a climate conducive to research and innovation. In a modern academic framework, Faculty of Medicine meets its consistently and demanding mission-based on medical training and on support of scientific research, thus strengthening the role of regional development pillar in the European area of sustainable development.

Founded in 1970 as the library of the Faculty of Medicine, it had functioned as a faculty library, within the Library of Central University, Craiova, until 1998. In1998, it became an academic library, by the establishment of the University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Craiova (June 9th1998).

Starting from 1999 and up to 2003, there should be noticed the increase of the amount of specialized staff, up to 11 librarians and a secretary, the reorganization of intern flows of users, by introducing the library pass, the organization of catalogues system for tracing information and also the increase in the technical support (cables, equipment) at the level of the informational requirements and the establishment of Internet connections for library computerization. Starting from 2003, the library has functioned in a new center, a modern informational and communicational space.

The Library of UMF, Craiova entered an important process of services modernization and diversification, of the computerized system, by installing the server and 24 PC work stations for users and by acknowledgement of the computerized potential of new technologies, by the organization of the MULTIMEDIA-INTERNET hall, with 12 computers and 14 study seats in the new center. There have been organized rooms for individual study and reading halls with direct access to publications – monographies and periodicals.

The process of services modernization and diversification is a continuous one by assuring a space designed for home borrow of documents on a long term, a space for storage and preservation of the documentary patrimony of the library and a new hall with INTERNET access, equipped with 8 PCs and 28 seats for study and reading.

The Faculty of Medicine of the University of Craiova, is collaborating with educational and research institutions from Germany, Italy, Denmark, Moldavia, France, Portugal, Turkey and Greece.

Additionally, it is a member of A.U.F. (Agence universitaire de la Francophonie), A.M.E.E. (Association for Medical Education in Europe), C.I.D.M.E.F. (Conférence Internationale des Doyens et des Facultés de Médecine d’Expression Française), A.M.S.E. (Association of Medical Schools in Europe) and S.I.D.A.-NET (Réseau d’information francophone sur le Sida).

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