Doctor of Medicine (M.D.)

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Doctor of Medicine (M.D.)

Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) in Iran is a doctorate-level degree that requires about seven years of study, research, and limited hands-on practice under the supervision of reputed professors. After graduation, you will be a Doctor in Medicine, and you can pursue your studies in different Specialty programs, which include five-years of university studies.

Moreover, by holding the M.D. degree, individuals are able to start their professional practice in hospitals, private practices, and clinics. Please note, however, that international students have restricted professional capacities due to their foreign nationality, and working as a doctor in Iran for international individuals can only take place under regulations as set by the Iranian Ministry of Health and Medical Education and the Iranian Medical Council.

Language of Instruction

Classes during the first 2 years of the program are held in English, but the rest of the M.D. program (the third year onwards) will be held in Persian.

The language of instruction at TUMS for international students is English both at the undergraduate and graduate levels. However, since some of the majors and programs at the undergraduate level require students to have interaction with patients who speak Persian, learning Persian could be obligatory for the students of those majors. These students are often M.D. and D.D.S. students but it is the Office of Admissions which specifies for which programs Persian or remedial English courses are obligatory or optional.

The Language Academy at TUMS International College immediately took charge of teaching Persian to TUMS international students in the first step and stopped outsourcing for this service. Regarding teaching English to TUMS students, staff and faculty members, the Academy undertook the instruction for some groups but still outsourced it for others, with a more thorough supervision on them. It is, however, going to take charge of the whole instruction by mid-2016 in a number of phases.


All M.D., English, and Persian classes in September intake will be held in Tehran, the capital of Iran and in January intake will be held of Kish Island (Just for 3 years).

Admission Requirements

To apply for this program, you will need to fulfill a number of requirements, which can be found in the Undergraduate 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 Duration

The Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) program lasts at least 7 years.


Program Curriculum

For more information, please download the  Program Curriculum of Doctor of Medicine (M.D). 2014-2018

                                                                       Program Curriculum of Doctor of Medicine (M.D). 2014-2018 - Transition

                                                                        Program Curriculum of Doctor of Medicine (M.D).2018 


Contact Information

In case of any inquiries, you can contact the Office of Vice-Dean for International Affairs at TUMS School of Medicine please through the followin:

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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