Welcome to Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS), the first-established university of medical sciences in Iran. Medical education in Iran has a long history. With historical and urban settlements dating back to 4,000 B.C., Iran has always been a host for medical researchers and scientists. Avicenna, whose works on medicine were standard medical texts at many medieval universities in Europe, and Zakariya Razi (AKA Rhazes), to whom numerous firsts in medical research and clinical care are contributed, are two of the most outstanding figures among the great physicians and medical scholars of the country in the past centuries.
Though medical education in Iran has seen its ups and downs, today, Iranian universities are considered among the best in the region, and TUMS is by far the most outstanding university in the country, which is usually the first choice of bright students. In the recent years, up to 70% of top ranked students in the nationwide entrance exam have selected TUMS to pursue their education.
With 11 schools, 16 hospitals, over a hundred research centers, and 75 libraries, as well as having more than 15,000 students (60% of whom are female), TUMS is proud and honored to educate about 40% of the country’s Ph.D. students in basic medical sciences.
Now TUMS is making further investments to expand its international links to recruit students and staff from the region and across the world. I look forward to welcoming you to our university and wish you success in all your academic endeavors.