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Department of Community Medicine

 

Introduction

Department of Community Medicine was established in 1990 at TUMS School of Medicine. As the largest department of community medicine in Iran, we are committed to providing excellent education and training to students and residents in training. TUMS Department of Community Medicine conducts numerous educational and research programs in various fields of health-related topics and prepares future generations of physicians to become knowledgeable and skillful physicians, communicators, advocates, and partners in health for the individuals, families and communities which they serve. Community medicine, as a specialty, integrates biological, clinical, social, and behavioral sciences to promote health and wellness.

The Department of Community Medicine – through residency program – prepares future graduates of community-oriented physicians who can be leaders in public policy, community advocacy, and healthcare. The Residency Program of Community Medicine is a three-year training for qualified GPs who have passed the National Residency Entrance Exam which is held annually.

Research methodology workshops for different levels of education and training in rural and urban community health centers are other fields of education in this department. Preventive and health promotion clinic is another service which runs in one of teaching hospitals. Faculties of the department are involved in diverse research projects, namely estimation of attributable burden of cardiovascular diseases, metabolic syndrome, diabetes; health information systems, quality of life, evidence-based medicine, medical ethics, violence prevention, medical education, social determinants of health, health economics, and clinical governance.

Community medicine research tries to produce knowledge addressing interactions in a society that influence the populations’ likelihood to preserve health or become sick, align with attempts to detect and reduce risk factors for health-related events both at individual and community level. Knowledge about social and cultural background in a given society is necessary for professional performance in community medicine.
 

Residency Program

The Community Medicine Residency Program is a three-year medical specialty program accredited by the Iranian Ministry of Health, Treatment and Medical Education. The Residency Program is for training qualified GPs who have passed the National Residency Entrance Examination held annually.

This program is a three-year medical specialty program. The training program consists of theoretical Courses and rotations in different health related organizations and also administrative parts of Medical University and Ministry of Health. Residents also have clinical training in which they visit patients in Preventive clinics.

Within the training, graduates of the residency program may choose from a variety of career opportunities as Community Medicine Specialists, such as working as a public health physician at the local, provincial, national or international level; providing community-based clinical services with a focus on prevention; planning and administration of health services; assessment and control of determinants of health and/or teaching and research in an academic setting.

 

Levels and Majors

 

Major

Specialty

Short-Term Courses/ Summer Program/ Medical Elective

Community Medicine

 

Faculty Members and their fields of interest

Currently, 13 faculty members work in Community Medicine department.

  • Seyed Mansoor Razavi Infection Control, Patient Safety, Biosafety, Surveillance System, Disease Prevention
  • Zinat Hatmi Cardio-prevention, Risk stratification and risk modification of Coronary Artery Diseases
  • Alipasha Meysamie Non-Communicable Disease Prevention and Control, Public health policy and economics, Medical informatics
  • Soheila Dabiran Preventive Medicine, Quality of life
  • Mojtaba Sedaghat Siyahkal Quality of care, Risk management, Patient safety
  • Mojgan Karbakhsh Preventive Medicine, Trauma and injury prevention
  • Mohammad Shariati Community and preventive medicine, Political Medicine, Health Management, Medical Education, Health economics
  • Azita Kheiltash Disease Prevention and Control, Quality of life, Public health ophthalmology, Family health
  • Farahnaz Khajehnasiri Occupational health, Quality of life
  • Shahla Khosravi Reproductive health, Reproductive policy planning, Reproduction paradigm and modelling  Farnaz Khatami Health management, Family and community health, Lifestyle modification
  • Leila Seddigh Preventive Medicine, Health promotion
  • Zeinab Moinfar Non-Communicable Diseases, Surveillance System, Public Health Programs development, Community and Preventive Ophthalmology
 

National Collaborations

The Department of Community Medicine has collaborations with:

  • Deputy of Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences
  • Deputy of Research, Tehran University of Medical Sciences
  • Department of Family Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences
  • Virtual school, Tehran University of Medical Sciences
  • Deputy of Health, Ministry of Health and Medical Education
  • Deputy of Education, Ministry of Health and Medical Education
  • Deputy of Research, Ministry of Health and Medical Education
  • International Affair, Ministry of Health and Medical Education

 

International Collaborations

The Department of Community Medicine has collaborations with:

  • Representative of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in the Islamic Republic of Iran
  • Medical school, Medical University of Wien
  • School of Population and Public Health, University of British Colombia
  • School of Population and Public Health, University of British Colombia

 

Head of Department

Dr. Mohammad Shariati

Tel.: (+98 21) 8896 2357

Fax: (+98 21) 8896 2357

Email: shariati@tums.ac.ir

Mailing Address: Department of Community Medicine, Building No. 4, School of Medicine, Poursina St., Ghods St., Tehran, Iran

 

Contact Person

Dr. Azita Kheiltash

Tel.: (+98 21) 6405 3216

Fax: (+98 21) 8896 2357

Email: kheiltash@tums.ac.ir

Mailing Address: Department of Community Medicine,

Building No. 4, School of Medicine,

Poursina St., Ghods St., Tehran, Iran

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