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Emblem of the First Faculty of Medicine

The heraldic rendering of a pelican with her offspring is one of the frequently used alegories of Medicine. According to tales from the middle ages, the behaviour of pelicans is highly altruistic since they prevent their chicks from starvating by pecking the skin on their own breast to feed their offspring from their own blood. Even though this poetic and romantic idea is far from 51947 reality, it remains highly impressive.

The silver statuette of a pelican with three chicks could be recognized on the ancient scepter of the Prague Faculty of Medicine. According to its style, the ancient scepter probably dates to the baroque period, which was attached to the older gothic scepter. In the modern period is the seal used on a medal, awarded by the Minister of Health to outstanding physicians.
The First Faculty of Medicine uses the Official Seal on its diplomas, commemorative documents, ceremonial occasions, as well as for decoration during festive gatherings.

The seal seal depicts a heraldically styled pelican with three chicks that is circularly surrounded by lettering in Latin reading FACVLTAS MEDICA VNIVERSITATIS CAROLINAE in Gothic Majuscle font type. Acanthus leaves and gems along the circumference of the lettering are also derived from the decorations on the ancient scepter of the Faculty. This iconography and graphic style remind us of the old tradition of the Faculty of Medicine in Prague.

Logo of the First Faculty of Medicine

The main features of the logo of the First Faculty of Medicine is the seal (seal with a pelican with her chicks) and a logotype (artistically rendered name of the Faculty).

The logo is a registered trade mark of the First Faculty of Medicine, and it is not allowed to be used without restrictions.

Use of the logo or sign of the First Faculty of Medicine on graduation announcement of a graduate

· By the authority of the Dean of the First Faculty of Medicine prof. MUDr. Aleksi Šedo, DrSc., the graduates are allowed to use the logo or the seal on their printed graduation announcements.

· This authorization of the Dean is valid exclusively for this purpose, and the rules for using the logo must be observed.

  • Requests for print-quality logo should be directed to the Department of Public Relations of the First Faculty of Medicine, e-mail pr@lf1.cuni.cz. Please do not forget to mention as a purpose your intention of using the logo for graduation announcement.

Use of the logo or sign of the First Faculty of Medicine for other purposes

· Direct your requests for print-quality logo to the Department of Public Relations of the First Faculty of Medicine, e-mail pr@lf1.cuni.cz. In your request, please state the name of the requesting person or the institution, as well as the intended use.

· Your request will be passed to the Dean for approval. If approved, you will receive the print-quality logo or sign electionically.

Instructions for the logo or sign of the First Faculty of Medicine:

Specification of color rendition:
Base coat 000033
Pantone solid coated 2768C
C-100 M-60 Y-20 K-80

ATTENTION! The bright version of the logo is NOT a negative of the dark one (the pelican is bright in both versions).



 



 

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