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Our faculty’s main goal is to provide our students with all the skills and knowledge they will need to practice medicine and practice it well. To educate professionals who have an understanding of biochemical sciences, a sense of responsibility for basic human values, people who can hold their own in the international arena. 

Dean´s office

Dean´s office

The leader representing the Faculty is the Dean who reports to the Rector of the Charles University. Some of the specific tasks are delegated to the Vice-Deans. Together with representatives of other parts of the Faculty they form a pro-active advisory board – the Dean's Board. More about organization HERE


Colorful student life

Colorful student life

The faculty is not just school, learning, memorising, and exams. There is also life around it, people, students and teachers. Students who have fun, meet, organise various events, travel abroad. Many engage in scientific work even during their studies. Large part of what life at the faculty is like depends on students and teachers themselves. On what they manage to organise.

Programs you can study all in English



First Faculty of Medicine with almost 1 200 staff members and 3 400 students represents the largest medical faculty in the Czech Republic. It is one of the 17 faculties and an integral part of Charles University from its foundation by the King of Bohemia and Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire Charles the Fourth in 1348. As such, it is also the oldest medical faculty in Central Europe.

Annual Report of the Faculty
About Charles University

Deans of the First Faculty of Medicine

Deans of the First Faculty of Medicine

Medicine was taught at the Prague university probably since its foundation. The earliest surviving records of examinations in medicine date to 1353. Nevertheless, for about two decades after the university’s foundation, a medical school existed more in name than in reality. At that time, several professors appointed from the ranks of royal physicians taught a handful of students in their own residences. More.

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 reality, it remains highly impressive. More information.


Ethical Code

The academic community comprises all academic staff and students.

Each member of the academic community pledges to be guided in all their contact with colleagues, students and the general public bytimeless moral values. They must at all times consider the truth in their work, as well as friendship and fairness in their relations toother people.

Each member of the academic community is committed to the advancement of the whole of society and should express their opinionon current issues but always avoid the promotion of political parties and movements.

Faculty in facts and numbers

  • 800 students from 50 countries in our English programmes
  • 220 study abroad students every year
  • 1700 scientific and teaching staff – including 330 professors and associate professors
  • Clinics in 5 teaching hospitals in Prague

Look at videos about the First Faculty

Look at videos about the First Faculty
  • Room Reservation

    Room reservation

    Book a term in a small or a big meeting room of the Dean`s office. . Just choose a free term in the Calendar and contact us.
    book a room
  • Annual Report

    Annual Report

    In addition to presenting an obligatory formal presentation of ‘one year in the life of’ an institution, anniversary reports also offer an opportunity to think back and take stock of what happened with all of us who are part of this institution.
  • Facilities Renewed

    Facilities Renewed and Refurbished

    New construction and renovations of buildings and classrooms of the First Faculty of Medicine of the Charles University.


Academic Club

Academic Club

Virtual tour

Virtual tour