Iran University of Medical Sciences http://www.iums.ac.ir
Located in Tehran, the nation's capital, Iran University of Medical Sciences and Health Services was established in 1974 as the International Medical Center of Iran. It started its activities as a non-profit institution, whose main objectives were to provide medical services to the community based on international high standards of quality and to serve as a center for medical education and research projects.
In 1974, the center established a library that built up a collection of thousands of volumes of books and scientific periodicals within a short period of time. The library was connected, by satellite, to the medical information centers in the world. Subsequently, the library was recognized as the East Mediterranean Medical Information Center by the World Health Organization (WHO).
The center established the School of Medicine in 1977 as one of the best teaching and treatment services centers in the country.
Following the glorious victory of the Islamic Revolution of Iran, according to a decree issued by the Islamic Republic Revolutionary Council regarding the amalgamation of a number of capital-based institutions of higher education, the name of the center was changed to Iran Medical Center and was officially transferred in 1979 to the Iranian Ministry of Culture and Higher Education (presently known as Ministry of Sciences, Research, and Technology).
The center was officially taken over in 1989 by the Ministry of Health and Medical Education.
At present, the institution is operating as Iran University of Medical Sciences and Health Services, being one of the largest medical and educational complexes in the country. The University operates six schools, two centers, two institutes, thirteen teaching and fifteen non-teaching hospitals.
According to a decree issued in 1994 by the State Administrative and Planning Organization, IUMS, in addition to offering educational programs in medicine and the related fields, is responsible to provide health and treatment services to the population residing in five districts within Tehran and five suburban regions. The remaining areas are covered by the other two major universities of medical sciences, namely, Tehran and Shahid Beheshti universities. IUMS covers a total population of 4,038,288 residing in an area of 7,038 square kilometers.
Majors & Degrees Undergraduate programs
Associate in Science
Operating Room Technician
Technology of Radiology
Bachelor of Science
Health Services Administration
Library and Information Science
Technical Orthopedics (Prosthetics & Orthotics)
Bachelor of Sciences with Prior A.S.
Master of Science
Health Services Administration
Medical Library and Information Science
Doctor of Philosophy
Health Information Management
Health Services Administration
Ophthalmology: Cornea-Vitre & Retina, Anterior Segment
Ophthalmology: Cornea-Vitre & Retina, Posterior Segment
Orthopedics: Spinal & Hand Surgery
Plastic and Restorative Surgery: Hand & Microscopic
Surgery, Burns, Knee Surgery
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Board Subspecialty Certification
Hematology & Oncology
Endocrinology & Metabolism
Pediatric Hematology & Oncology
Plastic & Restorative Surgery
FacultiesFaculty of Medicine
The Faculty of Medicine is one of the three largest and most prestigious institutions of medical sciences in the nation's capital. The faculty was established in 1976 as a result of a merger between Ayatollah Taleqani Medical Complex and Iran Medical Center.
At present, students working toward the Doctor of Medicine degree (M.D.) take their required courses in basic sciences and general courses at Faculty of Medicine to pursue their studies by going through the subsequent phases of their medical education.
| Department|| Head|
|Anesthesiology||V. Hassani, M.D.|
|Cardiology||M. M. Payghambari, M.D.|
|Dermatology||Kh. Ansarin, M.D.|
|ENT.||A. Daneshi, M.D.|
|Emergency||A. Bidari, M.D.|
|General Surgery||M. Moshkgou, M.D.|
|Internal Medicine||A. Ehteshami-Afshar, M.D.|
|Neurosurgery||M. Azar, M.D.|
|Obstetrics & Gynecology||A. Akbarian, M.D.|
|Ophthalmology||A. Parvaresh, M.D.|
|Orthopedics||M. Jabalameli, M.D.|
| Otorhinolaryngology||H. Zadanfarrokh, M.D.|
|Pathology||Sh. Yousefi, M.D.|
|Pediatrics||H. Samaei, M.D.|
|Radiology||H. Hadizadeh, M.D.|
|Restorative and Plastic Surgery||A. Imami, M.D.|
|Social Medicine||A. Jamali, M.D.|
|Urology||Z. Shooshtari, M.D.|
The Faculty of Medicine offers subspecialty programs in three major categories as follows:
Hematology and Oncology
Restorative and Plastic Surgery
The Faculty of Medicine library has two large reading rooms. The total holdings of the library include more than 3800 volumes in Persian, 8600 volumes in English, 218 reference sources, and 70 English periodical titles. The library also holds 4321 defended theses.
This library also is equipped with computer terminals connected to the Internet and students can use terminals in whole working time. There is also computer engineer on duty to answer any question or take care of technical problems.
Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery
According to a decree issued by the Ministry of Health and Medical Education in 1986, a number of institutions of nursing and midwifery were amalgamated as the Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery of Iran University of Medical Sciences.
The library of the Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery houses 9795 volumes in English, 10381 volumes in Persian, 48 periodical titles in English, and 110 Persian Periodical titles. The library also holds 628 copies of defended theses.
Faculty of Rehabilitation Sciences
The Faculty of Rehabilitation Sciences was also known by the same name before the glorious Islamic Revolution. It offered programs leading to Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, and Associate in Science degree in Prosthetics.
Ranking among the most prestigious institutions of rehabilitation sciences, the Faculty offers programs leading to Bachelor and Master of Science degrees and Ph.D. Departments
| Department|| Head|
|Audiology||F. Jarollahi, M.Sc.|
|Basic Rehabilitation Science||M. Keihani, M.Sc.|
|Occupational Therapy||N. Shafaroodi, M.Sc.|
|Optometry||E. Jafazadepour, Ph.D.|
|Physical Therapy (B.Sc.)||B. Rahmati, M.Sc.|
|Physical Therapy (M.Sc., Ph.D.)||Sh. Goharpay, Ph.D.|
|Speech Therapy||Z. Agharasouli, M.Sc.|
|Technical Orthopedics (Prosthetics & Orthotics)||H. Saeedi, M.Sc.|
|Rehabilitation Administration||M. Kamali, Ph.D.|
The library collections include 4668 volumes in Persian, 7322 volumes in English, 53 current periodicals in Persian and 93 in English. The collections also include 510 items of reference sources. 272 copies of defended theses are also kept.
Faculty of Management & Medical Information Science
The Faculty of Management and Medical Information Science started its educational activities in 1986 by offering courses leading to the degree of Associate in Science in Medical Records.
In addition to other majors, the faculty is currently the only institution offering a Master's program in Medical Records Education in the country.
The library collections include 3000 volumes in Persian, 4000 volumes in English, 10 periodical titles in Persian, and 40 in English. The library also holds 264 defended theses.
The ERIC, ISA, LISA, and MEDLINE databases from 1966 are available on CD-ROM, and the system is accessible to all students and faculty members wishing to locate details of the recent literature.
Faculty of Public Health
Creation of the Faculty of Public Health was among the objectives given priority by the university officials at the outset. Two institutions of higher education, namely, Fariss College of Environmental Health and Shahid Dr. Lavasani Public Health Training Center were amalgamated as the Faculty of Public Health, which officially started its educational activities in 1987.
The faculty conducts extensive research in its well-equipped laboratories, including Air Pollution Monitoring and Analysis Laboratory, Water and Waste Water Chemical Analysis Laboratory, General Chemistry Laboratory, Water and Waste Water Microbiological Analysis Laboratory, Solid Waste Analysis Laboratory, and Occupational, Physical and Chemical Hazards Laboratory. The Faculty also has a number of workshops, including Occupational Safety Equipment Workshop, Pump Installation and Maintenance Workshop, and Water and Waste Water Piping Workshop.
The library collections include 14499 volumes in Persian, 1054 volumes in English and 1072 reference sources in English and Persian. It makes available over 83 Persian and 34 English current periodical titles.