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Tehran University of Medical Sciences



The first modern center for medical training in Iran was founded in 1851. It was a part of the institute for Higher Education (Dar-ol-Fonoon). The School of Medicine was established as a part of the University of Tehran in 1934. After the Islamic Revolution, medical and associated departments were separated from the Ministry of Higher Education and were taken under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Health, Treatment, and Medical Education. Since 1986, all the medical and associated schools of University of Tehran have carried on their activities independently as Tehran University of Medical Sciences and Health Service (TUMS).


TUMS is the oldest and the most well-known medical center in the I.R. of IRAN nationally as well as internationally. TUMS is one of the country’s top research universities, accepts applications from the most qualified students, has the largest Medical, Dental, Pharmacy, Rehabilitation, Allied Medical Sciences, Public Health, Nursing and Midwifery schools in Iran, as well as over 100 specialized research centers such as Science and Technology in Medicine, Rheumatology, Auditory, Digestive Disease, Skin Diseases and Leprosy, Trauma, Hematology and Oncology, Cardiovascular Diseases, Endocrinology and Metabolism, Reproductive Health, Urology, Immunology, and Asthma and Allergy.


TUMS has many teaching hospitals: Imam, Sina, Shariati, Vali-e-asr, AmirAlam, Ziaeian, and Baharloo are general and referral hospitals; Tebi-koodakan and Bahrami hospitals are TUMS pediatric centers; Farabi hospital is a special center for ophthalmology; Razi hospital is devoted to dermatology; Roozbeh hospital is the center for psychiatry; Arash is special hospitals for gynecology, obstetrics, and infertility. In addition, TUMS has excellent sports facilities for academics and students. These factors, along with the abilities and drive of its specialists, have made TUMS an important center with a high reputation in the region and Central Asia.


TUMS is a large university. One of the many advantages of its size is that it can offer a wide range of courses. Admission to TUMS is granted without regard to age, race, color, religion, gender, handicap, or national origin. TUMS admits by field of study and degree, and when you apply, you must indicate your interest in a school and degree. Residency and Fellowship programs are also offered to international students. Study at TUMS is based on a semester schedule. The fall semester beings in September and ends in January. The spring semester begins in February and ends in June. All international students will be admitted to start at the beginning of each semester.


Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS) is accredited with premier status by the Accreditation Service for International Colleges (ASIC). ASIC is recognized by the United Kingdom Department for Education and Skills (DfES), the United Kingdom Department for Universities, Innovation, and Skills (DUIS), the United Kingdom Border and Immigration Agency (Home Office), the United Kingdom Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted). ASIC is a member of Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) International Quality Group (CIQG).

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