History

History

Medical education in Târgu Mureș began in 1945 as a branch of the Faculty of Medicine of the Bolyai University of Cluj Napoca. After the foundation of this university, the Faculties of Philology, Philosophy, Law, Economics and Natural Sciences started their activity in Cluj Napoca, and the Faculty of Medicine was moved to Târgu Mureș, where it operated between 1945 and 1948.

In 1948, following the Education Reform, the Medical and Pharmaceutical Institute was founded, an independent institute with the following faculties: Medicine, Paediatrics, Hygiene, Dentistry and Pharmacy. Between 1951 and 1958 it comprised three faculties: Medicine, Paediatrics and Pharmacy. In 1958-1959 the Faculty of Paediatrics was transformed into a department; and in 1960-1961 the department of Dentistry started operating again, becoming a faculty in the academic year 1965-1966.

The next 25 years were symbolised by teachers of undeniable value who belonged to the family of our faculty, along with graduates who spread the fame of our faculty across the world and who represent us with pride.

In 1991, the Institute was named the university of Medicine and Pharmacy, becoming a prestigious university engaged in an already shaped harmonious ensemble, with a growing trend of medical specialties which provide modern professions in the labour market. By Decree 800/ 1965 and by the Order of the Minister of Education, the Institute of Medicine and Pharmacy of Târgu Mureș gained the right to award doctoral degrees in medicine; since then the number of supervisors and doctoral students has been increasing yearly.

Over the years, starting with the graduates of 1951, sixty generations of graduates have succeeded while the teaching staff of the Faculty of Medicine have succeeded in aligning with the changes and advances in medicine. The medical orientation, imprinted by the medical school of Târgu Mureș, resulted in generations of highly-trained physicians.

In the 2008-2009 academic year, two new specialisations were developed: Nutrition and dietetics and Hydrotherapy, kinesiology and medical rehabilitation, to which that of Physical education and sports was added later. The theoretical and practical training of the students is conducted over three academic years, and it comprises the activities included in the curricula related to the fundamental and speciality subjects.

Compared with other medicine faculties in the country, the Faculty of Medicine of Târgu Mureș, stands out as the only one which offers courses in Hungarian, as well as in English, this giving it its unique openness to the European Union.

Currently, the following degrees are offered by the faculty: Medicine in Romanian, Hungarian and English, Military medicine, Midwifery, Nursing, Nutrition and dietetics, Hydrotherapy, kinesiology and medical rehabilitation, and Physical education and sports.

This ensures an advanced medical education adapted to the directives of the European Union, developed and perfected by a comprehensive teaching and research activity of the following undergraduate programmes:

  1. Medicine – 360 ECTS credits
  2. Military medicine  – 360 ECTS credits, accredited
  3. Midwifery – 240 ECTS credits, in dissolution
  4. Nursing – 240 ECTS credits, accredited
  5. Nutrition and dietetics – 180 ECTS credits, authorised in 2008
  6. Hydrotherapy, kinesiology and medical rehabilitation – 180 ECTS credits, authorised in 2008
  7. Physical education and sports – 180 ECTS credits, authorised in 2009

 

The Faculty also offers the following master’s programmes:

  1. Clinical laboratory – 120 ECTS credits, accredited in 2010
  2. Clinical and community nutrition – 120 ECTS credits, accredited in 2011
  3. The management of health services – 60 ECTS credits, accredited in 2011
  4. Physical therapy and rehabilitation – 120 ECTS credits, accredited in 2012

 

Apart from these, the Faculty also provides postgraduate training courses, doctoral or postdoctoral research programmes along with residency programmes.

The complex activity of teaching and research supports the continuous development of this Faculty and maintains a qualitative upward trend. The motivation of the existence of the Faculty of Medicine is to train highly qualified doctors and specialists with the constant involvement of the teaching staff and of the students.

Health is a priority for the European area in which the multidisciplinary and intersectoral research projects aim to improve the overall quality of life, promoting performance in basic and applied research. All these mingle to render the profile of the Târgu Mureș student, experience which dictates a brisk, professional pace to the youth who feel the pulse of tomorrow’s society...