The First Faculty of Medicine of Charles University (LF1 UK; Czech: 1. lékařská fakulta Univerzity Karlovy) is the oldest medical faculty in Central Europe, located in Prague, the capital city of the Czech Republic. It was founded along with Charles University itself in 1348, making it the 11th oldest medical institution in the world.[1] The faculty is close to the city centre. Prague is sometimes called “The City of One Hundred Spires”. The faculty provides education in all fields of general medicine. This faculty is one of the most prestigious institutes in the world, placed amongst the top 1%.

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Academic Research is all about to change


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 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.
However, it is not just the majestic history and impressive quantitative measures that would be enough to make the institution successful and competitive. It must be ideas, people, capacities and management, which finally will be responsible for the future, profit and serviceability of any institution. To accomplish our mission, and to reflect not only the strength and vitality of the Faculty's research programmes, but also our national position and international aspirations, we affirm the following objectives:
  • To be a dynamic component of the European medical educational system
  • To run the leading-edge biomedical research within the broader frame of the European Research Area
  • To be recognized as a valuable member of the local community.