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Sub-Specialty of Pediatric Cardiology




Pediatric Cardiology


Pediatric cardiology is a subspecialty of pediatrics involving the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of congenital and acquired cardiovascular diseases in children and adolescents, as well as the fetal heart diseases. After passing the official exam successfully and submitting the thesis, the graduates of this course will receive a fellowship degree.


Program Duration


The Pediatric Cardiology program lasts at least 36 months (Full-time).




The mission of this course is to train diligent, knowledgeable, competent, efficient, and committed pediatric cardiologists who make their best efforts in the areas of prevention, diagnosis, treatment, education, and research and play their educational and professional role in providing health care.

General competencies expected of the graduates include: 
• Communication Skills 
• Education 
• Research and the scientific writing 
• Critical thinking and problem solving skills
• Professionalism

Procedural skills (diagnostic-therapeutic procedures): 
• M mode, 2D color-Doppler echocardiography
• 3D and 4D echocardiography 
• Intraoperative and postoperative echocardiography 
• Stress Echocardiography 
• Contrast Echocardiography 
• Fetal echocardiography 
• Echocardiography during interventional procedures
• Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE)
• Diagnostic catheterization and angiography
• Cardiac MRI, CT Angio (as a teamwork with radiologists)
• Performing EPS
• Valvuloplasty of pulmonary valve
• Aortic valvuloplasty
• Recoarctation angioplasty
• Primary angioplasty for native coarctation of the aorta
• Cardiac biopsy


Methods of Instruction


This program is based on the following strategies:
• Task based learning
• A combination of student- and teacher-based learning
• Problem-based learning
• Hospital based learning
• Subject-directed learning
• Systematic learning
• Evidence-based learning
• Disciplinary learning with some integration as required
• Community-oriented learning

- Bedside teaching in the department of pediatric cardiology, a portion of 5 days per week for a period of 15 months;
- Teaching in outpatient pediatric cardiology clinics and ecocardiography ward, a portion of 5 days per week for 6 months;
- Bedside teaching in CICU ward, a portion of 6 days per week for 3 months;
- Teaching in angiography ward, a portion of 5 days per week for 3 months;
- Teaching in related departments and divisions such as adult cardiology, fetal echocardiography, pediatric Heart surgery, ICU open heart, NICU open Heart, etc. for 6 months; 
- Participating in the ground round, journal club, case-based discussions, book review conferences, and some workshops on research methodology and how to write a paper.



Who Can Attend?




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 Sub-Specialty of Pediatric Cardiology.



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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