First Faculty of Medicine, having been an integral part of the Charles University since its foundation in 1348, is the oldest medical faculty in Central Europe and the largest medical faculty in the Czech Republic. More than 5000 students from 50 countries have been studying at the Faculty, 1000 of them are students studying PhD programs. The Faculty of Medicine is the top center of medical and biomedical research in the Czech Republic, it ranks among the 10 best scientific and most efficient institutions in the Czech Republic.
Scientific work of our Faculty benefits from strong connections of theoretical and clinical institutions as well as from international co-operation in the scope of European Union and beyond. The main fields of research are: oncology, cardiovascular and metabolic diseases, neurosciences, neonatology and perinatology, and inherited metabolic disorders.