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Specialty of Community Medicine




Community Medicine


Over 30 years since the establishment of community medicine educational program in Iran and its first revision in the nineties and due to changes of the community health needs up to the present, the curriculum should be revised. Since 2004-2005, a group of the program experts proceeded to develop a relatively comprehensive program supervised by Medical Education Council Secretariat using different curricula in the world, benefiting from expert opinion and considering the circumstances of the country. This curriculum was reviewed frequently in expert meetings, the discipline steering committee, development and educational planning committee and commission of Medical Education Council Secretariat .Finally it was approved by permanent commission of and announced to educational departments and universities of medical sciences that run residency programs in this field.

Definition and Duration of the Training Program:

Community medicine is a clinical specialty in which the graduated students through acquiring up to date Knowledge and technology, will be able to improve Health system leadership by improving personal, Family and community health and health Indices evaluation and analysis.


Program Duration


The Community Medicine program lasts at least 3 years.




A list of the most important competencies
Health status assessment
• Criticizing and analyzing health policies, programs and projects
• Being able to conduct applied research and applying the research results
• Analyzing data
• Assessing population health
• Assessing community
• Identifying risk factors and developing plans to mitigate risks
• Providing advice for health and lifestyle changes
• Investigating and controlling epidemics
• Analyzing the future health status of the community
• Developing and analyzing health system indicators
• Developing diseases geography and map spotting
Determining and implementing interventions to improve health status:
• Performing health system management
• Developing strategic plans
• Performing economic analysis of interventions and programs especially for cost-effectiveness of
• Seeking support for health promotion (advocacy)
• Social marketing in healthy management of the disease in the community
• Providing health and lifestyle advice
Evaluating interventions:
• Being able to conduct applied research and applying the research results
• Health surveillance
Other areas:
• Providing advice to health system agents
• Self-promotion
• Team working
• Communicating
• Managing projects
• Theorizing in the field of public health



Who Can Attend?


Individuals holding an M.D. or M.B.B.S. degree.


Admission Requirements


To apply for this program, you will need to fulfill a number of requirements, which can be found in the Graduate Admission Requirements.


Application Deadline


Tehran University of Medical Sciences has a rolling application system and reviews student applications all year round.

However, the deadline for the September intake is June 31, and the deadline for the February intake is October 31.


Education Fees and Yearly Expenses


For complete and comprehensive information about fees and expenses, please refer to the Education Fees and Yearly Expenses section.



Program Curriculum


For more information, please download the Program Curriculum of Specialty of Community Medicine.



Contact Information


To contact the Office of International Admissions, please use the following information:

Tel.: (+98 21) 8889 6692 & 94, Ext.: 318 or 319

Fax: (+98 21) 8889 6696


Address: No. 21, Dameshgh St., Vali-e Asr Ave., Tehran 1416753955, Iran


Alternatively, you can contact the Office of Vice-Dean for International Affairs at TUMS School of Medicine through the following:

Tel.: (+98 21) 8898 9487

Fax: (+98 21) 6405 3431



Address: TUMS School of Medicine, Pour Sina St., Enghelab St., Tehran 1417613151, Iran



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