Developing the Pharmacy Curriculum in a Hungarian Faculty
In this issue Pharmacy Education looks at Hungary, reflecting on the contemporary trends in Hungarian pharmaceutical studies. Pharmacy education in the Republic of Hungary (population about 10 millions) takes place in four cities (Budapest, Szeged, Debrecen and Pecs). Traditionally, Pharmacy education in Hungary was closely aligned with medical training. Records indicate taht medical training in Hungary began as early as th 13th and 14th centuries. Education in pharmacy as the university of Nagyszombat started in 1770, then continued at the Pazmany Peter University before moving to the capital city of Hungary. The present Faculty of Pharmacy, as part of Budapest Medical University, was established in 1955. From 1969, the name of the University honours Ignac Semmelweis who discovered the cause of puerperal fever was a professor in the Faciltu of Medicine.