TUMS Specialty Programs
The School of Medicine and the School of Dentistry at Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS) recruit residents for the September academic sessions each year.
TUMS is pleased to invite qualified physicians to apply for its residency positions.
TUMS offers the following residency programs in School of Medicine and School of Dentistry:
As the chart shows, after filling out the online application form, if the sent documents are complete, Admission Committee may conditionally accept its residents and give them Provisional/Conditional Acceptance. The condition may include written exam and/or interview (online, in person) based on the department’s decision, but all accepted applicants are to be evaluated in a 3- to 6- month practical evaluation program (observership program). TUMS may also accept some qualified applicants without any kind of exam, based on their high scores obtained in their previous (M.D./M.B.B.S.) degrees, and invite them to start their practical evaluation program at the specified time.
Regardless of the sort of exam, if the applicant is accepted in that exam, he/she is required to come to Iran and attend a 3- to 6-month observership program at the hospital (relevant ward).
During the program, his/her performance will be evaluated by professors of the department and also he/she is required to improve his/her Persian language; he/she is required to participate in Persian language classes to learn Persian before and during the studies. These classes are free-of-charge, and TUMS will arrange the Persian learning program.
After this 3- to 6-month observership program, if the resident passes this practical evaluation successfully, he/she will be given an unconditional acceptance, and the resident can officially start his/her studies in Specialty at TUMS as a resident. If not, he/she should leave the program but he/she will be given an “Observership Certificate” for the period he/she has spent in the ward.
Continuing the program is subject to passing each year’s Progress Exams consisting of written & verbal ones.
Duration of the Specialty Program (start-finish)
Duration of the study would be 3-5 years (depending on the major and the department’s decision).
Applicants’ Requirements (degrees, research studies, previous experiences …)
To be considered for this position, the following documents must be received through/along with the online application form:
- Statement of purpose
- Resume or C.V.
- Previous degrees along with their complete transcript of records
- English proficiency certificate
- Three letters of recommendation
- A copy of passport
- A passport-size photograph
All documents should be either in English or in Persian.
NOTE: School of Dentistry requires that applicants for the specialty programs have D.D.S. degree. B.D.S. degree holders are required to successfully pass fundamental courses before their studies.
Medium of Instruction
Please NOTE the language of instruction is English, but the language of interaction with patients is Persian. Therefore, you are required to learn Persian language during your first & second semesters.
TUMS will do the arrangements of Persian language classes when you register at TUMS.
Tuition fee for Specialty would be $5000 per year.
A. TUMS Facilities for In-Person Interview
For the interview, TUMS will provide you with free-of-charge accommodation a day before the interview till a day after it. TUMS also will provide you with first transport from airport in Tehran to the dorm.
B. TUMS Facilities for Provisionally (Conditionally) Accepted Applicants/Residents
TUMS provides the students with:
- Free-of-charge accommodation, furnished (two-or three- bedroom apartments furnished with TV, sofa, kitchen with basic appliances, microwave oven, refrigerator, and washing machine) during the authorized period of your studies.
- First transport from airport in Tehran, health and sport insurance.
- On working days (Saturday to Wednesday) and not the holidays and off days, students can have lunch on the campus at a subsidized price (less than one dollar). Breakfasts and dinners are not provided by TUMS.
- Persian language classes; interested students should provide TUMS a request letter for these classes.
NOTE: Travel ticket, life expenses and any other expenses are not covered by TUMS.
Application Deadline & Commencement
This announcement will remain active all year round, but TUMS starts residency programs only in September of each year.
Since the process of getting students’ visa for accepted applicants takes at least 6 to 8 weeks, filling out the online application form and submitting it at least 5 months before September seems reasonable.
International Admission Contact
Directorate of International Affairs & Development
Office of Vice-Chancellor for Global Strategies and International Affairs
Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS)
Number 21, Dameshgh St., Vali-e Asr Ave., Tehran 14155-5799, Iran
Tel.: (+ 98 21) 88 89 66 96
(+ 98 21) 88 89 85 31
Fax: (+ 98 21) 88 85 26 54