"Heritage and knowledge serving the Region"
is the fundamental principle laid down in the mission statement of the University of Pécs, fully adopted and further developed by the Faculty of General Medicine, which was awarded the title of "Centre of Excellence" in 2006.
The Faculty of General Medicine is not only a site of medical studies and research but also an outstanding centre for regional health care, a scholarly institution, where efforts on research and daily routine activities, education and patient care enhance one another and add up. This multidimensional character explains its mission: bridging the gap between scientific research and everyday practice by way of training highly-qualified professionals. Innovation and internationally recognized research is one of the two pillars of this bridge. Healing activity embracing the handling of accentuated tasks is the other. It is education that establishes the link between the two pillars by way of training the best professionals, who are capable of extending the influence of the Faculty to the region, the whole Transdanubian area and even beyond the borders of this country. It is the process of education that will accompany young people all along their careers after taking the degree, creating a life-long learning opportunity by offering postgraduate degree programmes and continuous further training. In an effort to solve these tasks the Faculty works in close cooperation with the Clinical Centre and the Faculty of Health Sciences within the framework of the Medical and Health Sciences Coordination Centre.
The dynamism of the Faculty's mission originates from recognizing the complexity of education, research and healing: accepting the challenge of the permanent and rapid changes in science, health care and prevention as well as in training professionals and thus serving the narrower and wider region lies at the basis of prosperity for both the individual and the society.
"Serendipity visits only those with erudite minds"
Pécs, December, 2006
Prof. Dr. NÉMETH, Péter