Code : 19589      Created Date : Wednesday, August 21, 2019   Update Date : Monday, September 16, 2019    Visit : 1556

Specialty of Anesthesiology






Anesthesiology is a branch of medicine in which the graduates will become competent in treatment and management (in specific distressing and life-threatening conditions), assessment, consultation, preparation of patients before anesthesia, general, regional or local, pain control and providing sedation, administration of anesthesia to patients during surgery/ obstetrical procedures and diagnostic-therapeutic measures, monitoring and maintaining the physiological balance of the patients before, during, and after surgery, caring and creating comfortable, safe, and satisfactory conditions for the patients undergoing diagnostic or therapeutic procedures with or without anesthesia, intensive care and vital support for critically ill patients, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, control of acute and chronic pain in the relevant educational field.


Program Duration


The Anesthesiology program lasts at least 4 years.




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

Procedural skills:
1. Arterial line insertion 
2. CV line insertion 
3. Double-lumen endotracheal tube insertion using Fiberscope 
4. Fiberoptic bronchoscopy 
5. Fiberoptic intubation 
6. Spinal anesthesia 
7. Epidural block (lumbar and thoracic area) 
8. Caudal block 
9. Upper and Lower extremity block 
10. Bier’s block 
11. Neonatal intubation 
12. Adult intubation outside the operating room 
13. Laryngeal mask airway (LMA) insertion and management 
14. Pain management procedures 
15. Childbirth without pain 
16. (Transesophageal echocardiography) TEE 
17. TPN 
18. (Intraaortic balloon pump) IABP 
19. Anesthesia outside the operating room, such as MRI and CT units, radiotherapy, radiology, and angiography wards, etc. 
20. Anesthesia for Electro convulsive therapy (ECT) 
21. Nasal intubation 
22. Change ETT with and without tube changer 
23. Non-invasive positive pressure ventilation 
24. Bronchoscopy and bronchoalveolar lavage 
25. Check intraabdominal pressure in ICU 
26. Sonography for insertion of pleural catheter 
27. LP and check of CSF Pressure 
28. tracheostomy 
29. Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy (CRRT) 
30. Awake intubation 
31. Using sonography for blocks and arteriovenous access


Methods of Instruction


During this course, various methods and techniques will be used:
- Self-study and self-education with presenting weekly conferences based on one of the discussions of pediatric surgery textbooks introduced by the board between assistants and consultants of the department (this program is under the staff view)
- Attendance in morning reports – clinical reports, round, educational grand round and case presentation with an approach to problem and case, clinical pathology conferences (CPC), mortality and morbidity report, tumor board, discharge and follow-up of patients, and radiologic conferences
- Study of important inside and outside journals and presenting them in Journal Club based on the regulated program of the ward 
- Participation in the workshop of teaching and research methods based on the regulated program of the wards and university
- Use of media facilities for updating scientific data including books in the library of educational center and digital facilities (E-books, E-journals)
- Use of simulators 
- Other teaching methods based on educational goals and facilities, include, participate in:
• Operation Room/Recovery (Daily)
• Internal Medicine Ward (2 Months)
• ICU (6 Months)
• Anesthesiology Consultation Room (At least once a week)
• Pain Clinic (2 Months)
• Labor Pain Control Services (1 Month)
• Anesthesiology Services Out of Operation Room (1 Month)
• Community Medicine research centers or other research centers (1 Month)
• Optional Ward (1 Month)



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 Anesthesiology.



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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