Welcome Message from the Dean
It is my pleasure to welcome you to the website of the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry of the Palacký University, and I hope that, in due course, I will welcome you when you join us in Olomouc.
A University is not a physical thing, just made of buildings; lecture theatres, seminar rooms, laboratories and libraries. A university is made of people – students and teachers, living and working together better to understand and to learn about the world we live in. A medical faculty is an even wider community than the rest of the university. It includes our partners in the health care system, our patients and their families. And it is our privilege and our duty to learn best how to care for our patients, from before birth, through life, to the end. We learn that we can cure sometimes, we can very often make better, and we can comfort – always.
We are a medical faculty committed to the highest standards in teaching and learning, in research, and in patient care. We prepare our students in medicine and dentistry for a lifetime of clinical practice: you will not just learn, but learn how to learn, so that your future patients will always be grateful to you for your knowledge, skill and kindness.
Olomouc is a good place to study. The university has a fine record of good education and excellent research. The medical faculty is closely integrated into the clinical facilities of the university hospital. The city is one of the most beautiful in central Europe – small enough to be easy to get around, to live, and to meet the many friends you will make, but also large enough for an energetic social, cultural and sporting life. We are in the heart of Europe, easy to reach, and surrounded by beautiful countryside.
I very much hope that you will apply to join us.
Professor Josef Zadražil