The Faculty of Pharmacy of the State University of Medicine and Pharmacy "Nicolae Testemitanu" from the Republic of Moldova was established in 1964. Over a period of 45 years there were trained over 3600 specialists, which activate in different pharmaceutical fields not only in the Republic of Moldova, but in Russia, Ukraine, Canada, Israel, Romania, USA and other countries as well.
75 lecturers of high qualification, inclusively 8 professors and 32 PhD lecturers teach at those 8 Departments of the faculty. This faculty has a good technical-material basis; the labs of the Departments have modern didactic material, equipment and devices that allow the organization of the process of teaching at the level of current requirements and development of scientific researches.
Since 1982, at the faculty there operates the didactic pharmacy and of production, wherein the students gain practical abilities of preparation and analysis of medicines, methods of assistance with medicines of hospitalized patients or /home medical assistance. This faculty has a Center of Medicinal Herbs Cultivation, where there are introduced over 200 species of medicinal plants. Based on this center, the students of the faculty pass the summer trainings at the la pharmaceutical botanic or pharmacognozy.
Both students from Moldova and from other countries study within the faculty.
According to the educational curriculum, the term of education is 5 years. In the first 2 years, they study the fundamental and medical-biological subjects and in the 3,4 and 5 year they study the specialized pharmaceutical subjects. The tenth semester from fifth year is dedicated to the practice of production-16 weeks.
The teaching process ends in passing of a complex exam at specialty, developed in 3 stages: 1 - attestation of the practical abilities, 2 - passing of a diploma paper or the multiple choice testing and 3 - oral complex exam.
Since the academic year 1996-1997, the post University of the Specialists via residency at the specialization in Pharmacy is developed. Since 1995, at the chairs of pharmaceutical profile, there are organized trainings of pharmacists at different thematic cycles.
The faculty of Pharmacy is member of the Association of Faculties of Pharmacy from Europe and member of the Association of the specialized faculties from Romania. The staff of the faculty keeps traditional relations with similar faculties of many high educational institutions from different countries, with companies producing medicines, institutions of scientific researches from France, Hungary, Poland, Turkey, Romania, Russia, Ukraine and other countries.