Faculty of Medicine – First Faculty of Medicine, Charles University in Prague

The First Faculty of Medicine is one of the five medical faculties of the Charles University in Prague. It is a direct heir of the original medical faculty, which was a part of the University ever since it was founded by King Charles IV in 1348. As such, it is also the oldest medical faculty in Central Europe. The coat of arms of the First Faculty is a pelican. It has also been described as the oldest German faculty of Medicine in important works of reference.

The First Faculty of Medicine is the largest medical faculty in the Czech Republic, with almost 1,200 employees and 3,400 students. It is an integral part of the Charles University in Prague.

Originally, the teaching language was Latin, later German, and since 1883 the courses have been taught in Czech. The University introduced the English-speaking degrees in Medicine and Dentistry in 1992.

The University in Prague cooperates, among others, with the University Klinikum in Chemnitz. Both cities have been joined for years by their partnership. As soon as you have reached your fourth year, you will have the possibility of completing many subjects in cooperation with the Klinikum Chemnitz in Germany.


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