Rector's Message

Rector's Message

Docendo discimus

The University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Târgu Mureș, an emblematic academic sanctuary for this area of ”‹”‹the country, well-known and recognised abroad, has been operating for more than six decades. Thousands of doctors and pharmacists have been trained here to dedicate themselves to the noblest mission: that of serving people, of saving lives.

The profession for which students of this university are trained involves, above all, the cultivation of native qualities, a range of factors and conditions: skills and knowledge based on study and  research work, commitment and respect for people, namely humanism, generosity and tolerance, the latter being a sine qua non part of our academic society.

We are heirs and messengers of distinct cultures which have influenced each other. Their harmonisation in a constructive form of multiculturalism can and should induce a synergistic effect and be a major factor for the progress of the University.
The student-physician-professor relationship is the triad that works, interacts, constantly stimulates and challenges and is always open to perfection.

Docendo discimus – learning by teaching – is the motto I propose to my colleagues and the one I assume on their behalf. We have knowledge and values ”‹”‹that must be passed down to those around us. A creative transfer of information and professional experience will lead to continuous improvement.

To students, this is a firm promise; they are the direct beneficiaries of a modern view regarding a sustained training and preparation during undergraduate study by their active involvement in the management of the educational process. Our university will become more competitive as the offered courses will preserve both tradition – including the quality of the medical and pharmaceutical teaching, and the quality of the training and scientific work – and progress achieved by a continuous upgrade to the requirements of the European medical labour market.

We belong to an academic community with a specific dynamics. It motivates us to be part of a major initiative to face the challenge implied by getting involved in a competitive environment. Reluctance in assuming this position condemns us to stagnation which, in fact, leads only to involution. A constructive reaction arises only from our awareness that we belong to an elite.

We look towards the future with the hope of building a university for the future! I am sure that by preserving tradition, appreciating diversity and relying on continuity, we shall be successful!

Professor Leonard Azamfirei, PhD