In 1970, the Faculty of Medicine was founded within the University of Craiova. The genesis of UMFCV was the solution for the complex issues related to the health system in the South-West of the country, an answer to the organizational and demographical corresponding need of specific structures of medical higher education in Romania. In 1998 the University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova was founded, by detachment from the University of Craiova. In time, the university offered its students, romanians or from abroad, more and more opportunities.

At the moment, the university has thousands of students enrolled in the faculties of medicine, farmacy, dentistry or nursing Research The research center of the University which cost over 17 million euros, is one of the most modern in the country as it was created in 2008. Among the other high technology equipment, the research center has a P.E.T – C.T., a cyclotron facility, a confocal laser endomicroscope, an optical coherence tomograph, as well as a real time P.C.R. device. The publications of the research center only in the last 5 years, are over 100.

International Collaborations. The Faculty of Medicine of the University of Craiova, is collaborating with educational and research institutions from Germany, Italy, Denmark, Moldavia, France, Portugal, Turkey and Greece. Additionally, it is a member of A.U.F. (Agence universitaire de la Francophonie), A.M.E.E. (Association for Medical Education in Europe), C.I.D.M.E.F. (Conférence Internationale des Doyens et des Facultés de Médecine d’Expression Française), A.M.S.E. (Association of Medical Schools in Europe) and S.I.D.A.-NET (Réseau d’information francophone sur le Sida).