INTRODUCTION · This introduction provides basic information about Tehran University of Medical Siences and Health Services(T.U.M.S.); courses offered, requirements for admission, a flavor of life on the campus, and the academic, sport, and social facilities available. This should give an overview and help you recognize the benefits and advantages of studying here. Each year many hundreds of new researchers and students start their careers at this University. In doing so they embark upon a journey that is challenging and rewarding, and above all, they will have perspective of high ethical and spiritual codes of behavior. .T.U.M.S. is committed to providing a working and learning environment. All members of the University are responsible for ensuring that you take advantage of various facilities, and that you are encouraged and supported in any legitimate complaint.
HISTORICAL SKETCH · 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 incorporated in the Ministry of Health, Treatment and Medical Education. Accordingly, since 1986, all the medical and associated schools of the University of Tehran have carried on their activities independently as Tehran University of Medical Sciences and Health Services(T.U.M.S.).
QUICK FACTS ABOUT T.U.M.S. · is the oldest and the most outstanding medical center in the I.R. of IRAN;· is one of the country's top research universities, receiving an annual grant of over 300 billion Rials from the government; · accepts applications from only the most qualified Iranian high school graduates who have already passed the National Entrance Exam and very top students from abroad; · has more students in medical based courses than any other higher education institution in Iran; · has the largest Medical, Dental, Pharmacy, Rehabilitation, Allied Medical Sciences, Public Health, Nursing and Midwifery schools in Iran; · has 1300 academics in eight schools and research centers;· has over 13.000 students (40% of which are women); · trains more than 2.000 specialists in over 80 postgraduate programs including M.S., Ph.D., Fellowship and Residency;· attracts a large number of people of all ages to evening courses; · has 12 research centers: 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, Asthma and Allergy;· has 11 Educational and Health Research Centers in 10 provinces; · provides excellent opportunities for research (preventive medicine and treatment) in many exceptional illnesses to be found in Iran;· has 15 teaching hospitals with 4400 beds: Imam, Sina, Shariati, Vali-e-asr, AmirAlam, Ziaeian and Baharloo are general and referral hospitals,Tebi-Koodakan and Bahrami hospitals are pediatric centers, Farabi hospital is a special center for ophthalmology, Razi hospital is devoted to dermatology, Roozbeh hospital is a center for psychiatry, Arash and Mirza are special hospitals for gynecology, obstetrics and infertility, and Meraj Institute is the referral point for cancer diseases; · has more than 40 libraries in the Schools, Research Centers, and Hospitals with the Central Library located in the School of Medicine;· has excellent sport facilities for academics and students;· These factors, along with the abilities and drive of its specialists, have made T.U.M.S. an important center of high repute in the Middle East and Central Asia.
ACADEMIC OVERVIEW · One of the first things you will want to know is whether the University offers courses in the subject or subjects which interest you. T.U.M.S. is a very large university. One of the many advantages of its size is that it can offer a very wide range of courses. · Admission to T.U.M.S. is granted without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, handicap, or national origin. · T.U.M.S. admits by field of study and degree, and when you apply, you must indicate an interest in the school and degree. The schools are in fact, administrative groupings of departments. · There are eight schools that offer specialized undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. · A B.S. Course is offered in 4 years, an M.S. Course in 2 years, an M.D. course in 7 years, D.D.S. and Pharm.D. courses in 6 years, a Ph.D. course in 4 years. Residency and Fellowship programs are offered with different length of time( 2-6 years). · Studying at T.U.M.S. is based on a semester schedule. The fall semester begins in September and ends approximately in the middle of February. The spring semester begins in February and ends at the end of June.
INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS· The Department of International Relations which is under the supervision of the Vice-Chancellor for Research has signed agreements with many universities and organizations in the world and tries to expand scientific and cultural ties worldwide. Therefore, a number of students from other countries are studying at T.U.M.S.. The university is constantly visited by scientists of other countries, and it supports numerous international seminars and conferences.· T.U.M.S. is ready to participate in joint research projects and collaborations with universities all around the world and welcomes all scientists in this regard.For further information please contact :Tehran University of Medical Siences Department of International RelationsP.O.BOX : 14155-6559 Tehran, I.R. of Iran Tel:( 0098 21)6491070 Fax:(0098 21) 6419537 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org