Grigore T. Popa University of Medicine and Pharmacy

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Grigore T. Popa University of Medicine and Pharmacy
Universitatea de Medicină și Farmacie "Grigore T. Popa"
Universitatea de Medicină şi Farmacie "Grigore T. Popa".jpg
Latin: Universitas Medicinae et Pharmaciae Iassyorum
Established 1879/1948
Type Public
Rector Vasile Astărăstoae
Academic staff 956[1]
Students 8,190 (2009-2010)[2]
Undergraduates 6,910
Postgraduates 1,280
Location Iaşi, Romania
47°10′06″N 27°35′05″E / 47.16833°N 27.58472°E / 47.16833; 27.58472Coordinates: 47°10′06″N 27°35′05″E / 47.16833°N 27.58472°E / 47.16833; 27.58472
Campus Urban
Former names Institute of Medicine and Pharmacy

Grigore T. Popa University of Medicine and Pharmacy (Romanian: Universitatea de Medicină și Farmacie "Grigore T. Popa") is a public university-level medical school located in Iași, Romania. It was named in honor of the scientist Grigore T. Popa.

Medicine in Romania[edit]

Romania has a long standing tradition in the medical field. The Romanian health care system has been in existence since the 18th century. St. Spiridon Hospital (1757), in Iași, is one of the oldest and largest in Romania.[3]

George Emil Palade, the Nobel Prize winner of 1974 in Physiology or Medicine, was born in Iași, while Nicolae Paulescu, the discoverer of insulin, was born in Bucharest.


One of the oldest educational places in Romania, Iași University of Medicine and Pharmacy was initially established in 1879, as the Faculty of Medicine, incorporated in the University of Iași.

In 1948, Faculty of Medicine, being associated with other two institutions which complete the medical instruction area – the Faculty of Pharmacy and the Faculty of Dentistry - became the Institute of Medicine and Pharmacy (renamed, in 1991, "Grigore T. Popa" University of Medicine and Pharmacy).[4]


The University is a complex higher education institution, comprising four divisions: Medicine, Pharmacy, Dentistry and Biomedical Engineering. In addition, it is home to eight colleges (General Nursing, Dental Technique, Dental Nursing, Audiology, Balneotherapy and Rehabilitation, Medical Cosmetics, Hygiene and Public Health, Pharmaceutical Technique). Colleges hold three-year-courses. Students are required to pass a license examination upon completion of their studies. The Medicine and Dentistry courses both last six years.


Grigore T. Popa University of Medicine and Pharmacy is organizing various conferences throughout the Academic Year.


Congressis is a medical students and young doctors conference (organised in April), focusing on Fundamental Sciences, Surgery, Internal Medicine and Bioethics. It is one of the most popular congresses in Romania, as it has one of the largest participations of all the medical students conferences organized throughout the country. The official language of the Congress, is English.


Grigore T. Popa, University of Medicine and Pharmacy has adopted the E.C.T.S. since the Academic Year 1998–1999. It is affiliated with the following educational institutions :

  • University of Freiburg, Germany
  • University of Lyon, France
  • University of Amiens, France
  • University of Amions, France
  • University of Nancy, France
  • University of Louvain, France
  • University of Torino, Italy
  • University of Parma, Italy

Hospitals Affiliations[edit]

  • St. Spiridon Hospital
  • St. Maria Clinic Children's Hospital
  • Regional Oncology Institute
  • Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases
  • Socola Psychiatric University Hospital
  • Parhon Hospital
  • CFR Hospital
  • Neurosurgery Hospital


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