University of Medicine & Pharmacy, Timisoara, Romania
About Victor Babes University of medicine and pharmacy, Timisoara
The University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Timisoara has been carrying on a many-sided and highly-qualified educational, research and medical assistance activity, for more than five decades.
Consequently, the achievements of this half-century are a proof of the joint effort of the academic staff, the students and of the technical and administrative body.
The University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Timisoara was set up in 1945, a year of milestones for the political, economical and social Romanian life, when communist regime took control of our country.
The University of Medicine and Pharmacy stands as a prestigious institution of higher education, with an honourable history path, and numerous achievements, rising above the difficult socio-political conditions. In so doing, it is almost certain that The University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Timisoara has a bright future ahead, hoping to get better results in training the undergraduates, on the way of becoming physicians, pharmacists and dental technicians, as well as in ensuring the proper medical assistance for the population.
“Look around and love this city because it fully deserves to be loved” – Else von Schuster
Often, when we speak about Timisoara, we refer to it as the Little Vienna, a city of flowers, parks, an economic model or the place where various cultures and traditions merge. Timisoara has a privileged location in Central and Eastern Europe, being situated at an average distance of about 550 km from Bucharest, the capital of Romania, about 170 km from Belgrade, the capital of Serbia and Montenegro, and about 300 km from Budapest, the capital of Hungary.
Timisoara is situated in a plain region, crossed by two rivers the Timis and the Bega.
It is presumed that, in ancient times, when the land was populated by Dacians, on the site where the city lies today there lay a place called Zambara. The place was destroyed following the invasion of the Avars and a new camp was built in its place, called Beguey, after the river Begh (Bega, also called the Lesser Timis). The newly built town was situated in a strategically important area, namely the area of the two Timis rivers (the Greater and the Lesser Timis).
THE UNIVERSITY – FACULTIES AND SPECIALIZATIONS
I. The Faculty of Medicine has the following specialisations:
• Bachelor in Medicine – 6 years, full-time attendance (courses in Romanian, English and French)
• Bachelor in Midwifery – 4 years, full-time attendance
• Bachelor in Nursing – 4 years, full-time attendance
• Bachelor in Nursing for Imaging and Radiology – 3 years, full-time attendance
• Bachelor in Clinical Laboratory Nursing – 3 years, full-time attendance
• Bachelor in Nursing for Balneo-physiotherapy and Recuperation – 3 years, full-time attendance
• Bachelor in Nursing for Nutrition and Dietetics – 3 years, full-time attendance
II. The Faculty of Dental Medicine has the following specialisations:
• Bachelor of Dental Surgery – 6 years, full-time attendance
• Dental technique – 3 years, full-time attendance
• Dental surgery nurses – 3 years, full-time attendance
III. The Faculty of Pharmacy has the following specialisations:
• Bachelor of Pharmacy – 5 years, full-time attendance (courses in Romanian and French)
• Assistant pharmacists – 3 years, full-time attendance
6 year Medicine program(MBBS):
The duration of the students for the students specializing in general medicine is 6 years. During the first 2 years, the University students aquire knowledge in various fundamental medical subjects like anatomy, histology, physiology, microbiology, biochemistry etc.
Beginning from the 3rd academic year they start their training at the clinical departments of therapy, surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, infectious diseases, endocrinology, ophthalmology, skin diseases etc.
After 6 years of study at the University, the graduates are awarded with a Bachelor of Medicine degree.
The clinical study is concentrated in nine teaching hospitals:
- The First County Clinical Hospital
- The City Hospital
- The Institute for Cardiovascular Diseases
- The “Louis Turcanu” Third Pediatrics Clinical Hospital
- The “Victor Babes” Hospital for Infectious and Lung Diseases
- The “Dumitru Popescu” Clinical Hospital of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
- The “Bega” Clinical Hospital of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
- The Clinical Hospital of Orthopaedics-Traumatology
- The Clinical Hospital of the Romanian Railways Company
UMFT’s affiliations to international organizations:
- European Association for International Education
- International Association of Universities
- South-East-Europe Cooperation, (SEE – Curriculum Reform)
- Agentie for Regional Development – West Romania Regiune
- Association Le Pont Neuf
- The Sixth Framework Programme FP 6
- European Association of Universities
- University Alliance for democracy– AUDEM
- Council for Cultural Co-Operation CDCC
- World health organization (WHO)
- Medical Council of India (MCI)
- Medical Council of Canada (MCC)
- American Medical Association (AMA)
- European Medical Council (EMC)
Long-term student residence permit
All foreign students must register Police within 7 days after arrival.
1) The long-term student residence permit can be granted, on request, to foreign students who wish to enter Romania.
2) A student is a person who has been accepted by an accredited public or private higher education institution, including doctoral studies.
3) Documents to bring for the application:
- Certified copy of the Letter of Acceptance to studies issued by the Romanian Ministry of Education, Research, Youth and Sports;
- Certified copy of the Letter of Admisison from the VBUMPT;
- Proof of payment of study fees for at least one academic year;
- Health insurance for the entire period covered by the residence permit;
- 2 recent passport photos;
- Documentation of subsistence (minimum net salary/month/economy) for the entire period covered by the residence permit;
- Police record or any other document with the similar legal value;
- Housing contract;
- Receipt of paid application fee (RON 4)
Romanian law requires that foreign nationals who will be residing in Romania for more than three months must have a chest X-ray and a standard blood test upon registration.
The check-ups can be completed in your country of origin but they must not be older than 6 months.
Those students who have not done the check-ups in their country of origin, can do them here at any medical facility (dispensary, polyclinic) in Timisoara.
All medical certificates must subsequently be signed and stamped by the physician of our university.
According to Romanian law (OUG 56/2007; Law 134/2008), students can get a part-time work permit (4 hours/day), but the work permit does not automatically grant a residence permit.
As long as they have a student residence permit, international students cannot apply for a permanent residence permit in Romania.
1. The winter semester starts on 1st October and ends approximately in mid-February, after the mid-term exams. Students have a week Christmas holiday and a week mid-term holiday.
2. The spring semester starts in late February and ends approximately at the beginning of July, after the summer exams. Students are entitled to three days Easter holiday, according to their faith.
3. Summer hospital practice and preparation of dissertation for terminal students (20 working days, in July, for the Faculties of Medicine and Dental Medicine, and approximately two months for the Faculty of Pharmacy).
Student hostels have Internet connection and the conditions permitting access to the Internet are regulated by the Students’ League.
Physical education is an obligatory part of our curriculum and our gym is quite well-equipped. Besides, there are several health clubs all over town, where students can work out.
VBUMPT can offer housing in one of the student hostels. Due to the limited number of available places in the hostels, students will be accommodated on a first-come-first-served basis.
First-year students have to register with the Student Housing Office between 25th September – 3rd October. When applying for a place in the student hostel, the student must present a copy of the Letter of Admission for Studies at the VBUMPT.
A place in the student hostels may cost approximately € 70 – 100 per month, depending on how many beds are in the room and extra facilities. These prices include heating and warm water. Each room has its own electrical meter and students have to pay for the electricity they use.