The mission of Medical University of Gdańsk which was established in 1945 and refers to the 16th and 17th century tradition of Atheneum Gedanese and the Faculty of Medicine of Vilnius University is to provide a tertiary and post-graduate education in medical professions, to conduct scientific research in the field of bio-medical, pharmaceutical, epidemiological, promotion of health and clinical sciences as well as to implement and promote new medical technologies used in diagnostics and therapy. Our university, as a founding body of clinical hospitals, participates in the creation of health care system in the region providing highly specialist diagnostic-therapeutic services, training medical personnel and providing expertise and opinions for local and state authorities. Following the principle of academic freedom, humanism, ethics and love of truth, our university combines the education and upbringing of the youth, scientific research and diagnostic-therapeutic services.