Charles University, Faculty of Medicine in Hradec Králové

Charles University is the oldest and biggest university in the Czech republic, with approx. 48th students and 8th employees. Its 17 faculties offer more than 300 graduate degree programmes and cover all major research areas from Egyptology to Nanoscience. University accounts for 24% of research performance among Czech universities.
Faculty of Medicine in Hradec Kralove was founded in 1945 and is nowadays teaching General Medicine, Dentistry and Nursing. It has approx. 1500 undergraduate students (300 of them in English language) and 230 PhD students. For them faculty offers 20 accredited doctoral degree programmes in both Czech and English language and 49 areas of specialized postgraduate education. There are approx.. 190 scientists.
Faculty has long time experience with teaching students and lecturing doctors. Faculty hospital (interconnected with the faculty) is one of the biggest hospitals in the Czech republic and provides high quality health care to about half million incoming patients and 42nd of hospitalized ones. Faculty together with faculty hospital have one of the largest concentrations of research in biomedicine in the Czech Republic. Research has been focused on diseases of affluence (focus is given to cardiovascular and gastrointestinal system, diabetes mellitus etc.), all aspects of population ageing including studies of regeneration and nutrition, oncology and haemato-oncology, personalized medicine including new diagnostic procedures and novel methods of teaching.
The Faculty has been successful developing its international contacts, the most important activity being longterm cooperation with renowned scientific and clinical institution Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, USA. Mayo Clinic accepts several our selected students for a 2-3 months summer study stay. Over the period of 22 years of cooperation, more than 80 undergraduates, 22 doctoral students and 6 academic employees have spent summer residencies there, in this nr. 1 american hospital.
The Faculty promotes internships of students in institutions abroad by financial support from the Mobility Fund of Charles University and from its own resources. The Faculty also operates in EU programme for education called Erasmus +. Nowadays, we have over 40 active bilateral agreements in 17 countries. As a member of IFMSA (International Federation of Medical Student´s Association), the Faculty can provide clinical stays for about 30 incoming students every year.
Faculty of Medicine also implements over 70 scientific and development projects yearly, covering various sides of research and education, from acquisition of research infrastructure to international mobility programmes and building of new campuss.
Second Department of Internal Medicine – Gastroenterology belongs among the most important Central European Gastroenterology units, both in terms of clinical practice, instrumentation and process equipment, clinical and experimental research, as well as countable scientometric indicators (including the excellent publications). The Department has achieved a number of major priority outcomes in clinical and experimental medicine. The most important unique results of clinical research are: the world’s first prospective study on the risk of acute pancreatitis as a complication of double balloon enteroscopy (Gastrointest Endosc 2007; 66 (6): 1133-1138. IF 5888), the world’s first prospective study on the use of biodegradable stents in the gut (Endoscopy 2011; 43 (10): 137-143. IF 6.096) and work of the world’s first identified point mutation C-191 T> C promoter 1B APC gene as the cause of this serious disease (GAPPS; (Gastrointest Endosc 2016; 84(4): 718-725. IF 6.217). The Department has achieved large experience in modern teaching methods, including novel approach of artificial intelligence, both for education and research (e.g. J Biomed Opt 2016; 21(12): 126007. doi: 10.1117/1.JBO.21.12.126007). The team developed and tested virtual, web based, educational system using the principles of so-called serious games for the purpose of undergraduate education of internal medicine (The Virtual Cases in the year 2015 supported by Operational Programme EU: Education for Competitiveness (MEFANET) – CZ.1.07/2.2.00/28.0038; MEFANET Journal 2015; 3(1): 21-27).


Prof. Jan Bures, MD, PhD, FCMA has been affiliated with Charles University Faculty of Medicine and University Hospital in Hradec Kralove. Currently, he is the head of the Academic Department of Internal Medicine. His clinical and experimental research is directed at digestive endoscopy, gastrointestinal microbiome and inflammatory bowel disease. He published more than 400 papers (114 in journals with recognized impact factor), his citation index is 3266 (according to the Web of Science), he achieved h-index 20.

Assoc. Prof. Ilja Tacheci, MD, PhD has been affiliated with Charles University Faculty of Medicine and University Hospital in Hradec Kralove. He is the deputy head for education of 2nd Department of Internal Medicine and is involved in clinical and experimental research in the endoscopy, electrogastrography and elearning (including virtual cases). He published more than 90 papers (41 in journals with impact factor), his citation index is 372 (according to the Web of Science), h-index 13.

Professor Peter Mikulecky, PhD has been affiliated with the Department of Information Technologies at the Faculty of Informatics and Management, University Hradec Kralove. He was a principal investigator of seven research projects funded by the Czech Scientific Foundation, focused mainly on artificial intelligence, knowledge-based systems and technologies, as well as on intelligent environments.

Ing. Eva Macourková has been working at Charles University, Faculty of Medicine in Hradec Králové for 12 years, all the time being Head of Grants and International department. At this position she is in charge of writing grant applications to all different types of grant agencies, management of ongoing projects, supervision and checking of all project expenses and results, international relations and technology transfer. She acted as manager of several boig international projects.