Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy is a state-run health sciences University in Bucharest, Romania. It is the largest institution of its kind in Romania with over 2.865 employees, 1.654 teachers and over 4.800 students. The University is using the facilities of over 20 clinical hospitals all over Bucharest.
It was initially established in 1857 under the name National School of Medicine and Pharmacy by the French expatriate physician, Carol Davila. In 1869 it was incorporated as a department in the newly created University of Bucharest. The first doctoral degrees were granted in 1873, and the doctoral degree became the de facto graduation in 1888.
The School of Pharmacy was founded in 1889 and it was renamed, as the Faculty of Pharmacy in 1923.
The Faculty of Pharmacy of Carol Davila University, is the place where insulin was isolated for the first time by Nicolae Paulescu in 1921.