Welcome to Krakow, a magical city full of charming nooks and narrow paved back-streets, and awash with signature artifacts and landmarks: the gas lanterns at Cloth Hall and the masks in the Hall's attic; the towers of St. Mary's Church; the exquisite Renaissance Royal Castle; the magnificent sculptures of Krakow's burghers at the ceiling of a castle chamber; and figures captivated in lime wood in the altar by Wit Stwosz. Here, one can admire great monuments of our national culture, art, and science. For over 600 years, this city has housed Jagiellonian University, the oldest university in Poland and one of the oldest in Europe. Here, one can also witness an unusual phenomenon: the meeting of the past and the present twenty-first century. Through the pages of this guide, we invite you to learn more about the Faculty of Medicine (one of the three oldest faculties of Jagiellonian University), the much younger Faculty of Pharmacy and the recently created Faculty of Health Care. Together, the three faculties comprise Jagiellonian University's Medical College. This publication will guide you through the history of the medical faculties and the people who created them, the latter indeed parts of the history. You will meet the most outstanding representatives of medical and pharmaceutical sciences educated here, who hoped to share their experiences with younger colleagues and students. A doctor is someone who helps us in our most difficult moments - in the past, using very primitive methods, equipment and mixtures, while now profiting from modern diagnostic methods and medical technologies.