Endocrinology and Metabolism

SchoolSchool of Medicine
DepartmentDepartment of Internal Medicine

Program Description: 

Recent years have witnessed remarkable improvements in the field of endocrinology and metabolism across the world. These improvements inevitably call for a review of the relevant curricula. Careful assessment of the needs, shortcomings, strengths and weaknesses, getting inspiration from research and training curricula of world’s top universities, interviewing students, and benefiting from the experiences of the field’s esteemed professors have all been greatly valuable in the path towards a comprehensive curriculum that takes national priorities and social needs into consideration. This curriculum has been developed and made available to universities following discussions and ideations in committee meetings. 


Endocrinology and metabolism is a subspecialty of internal medicine, and is about diseases of the endocrine glands including hypothalamus, pituitary gland, thyroid gland, pancreas, adrenal glands, ovaries and testes, and parathyroid gland, as well as with the disorders of calcium and phosphorous metabolism, bone metabolism, and lipid metabolism.   


1-To train capable, efficient, committed sub specialists who would make every effort to prevent, diagnose, manage, and follow up on the diseases of endocrine glands and hormonal and metabolic disorders of all individuals within the society, as well as help to enhance and enrich the knowledge and research in the field.  

2-In next 10 years, we expect to be offering standards and quality of education, science production, and services in endocrinology and metabolism that are superior to other countries in the region.  

General Competencies*

 Procedural Skills (Diagnostic and Therapeutic Procedures)  

  1. Thyroid FNA 
  2. Ultrasound-guided FNA of thyroid 
  3. Inhibitory and stimulatory tests
  4. Osmometry 
  5. Insulin injection  
  6. Measuring the ketone content of blood and urine 
  7. Using an insulin pump 
  8. Using a glucometer
  9. Constant monitoring of blood glucose level using CGMs 


Duration is 2 years.



Admission Requirements

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

Specific Requiremetns: Degree in General Physicians (M.D) or Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (M.B.B.S.) by one of the Iranian or foreign universities.

Having and approved specialty in Internal Medicine.

The eligible candidate should have successfully completed an approved general physician program and should be proficient in English or Persian.

Admission 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.

Education Fees and Yearly Expenses

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

Table: The overall structure of the course

Ward, unit, or education setting

Contents – Measures

Duration (Months)

Adult endocrinology and metabolism clinic and ward

Visiting and managing outpatients and inpatients, hospitalizing patients, following up patients, attending training programs, medical consultations and oncall hours according to the ward schedule, making progress with thesis, doing procedures 


Pediatric endocrinology ward and clinic 

See above 


Endocrine pathology ward

Endocrine pathology training


Endocrinology and genetics laboratory 

Endocrine pathology training


Endocrine pathology training



Nuclear medicine ward



Contact Information:

In case of any inquiries, you can contact the Office of International representative of the Department of Internal Medicine Tehran University of Medical Sciences through the following:

Contact Person: Dr. Anahita sadeghi Maresht

Tel.:  ( 98 21) 84902397

Email  : anahita825@gmail.com


Address: Shariati Hospital Research and Treatment Center, North Kargar Ave, Jalal Al Ahmad Road, Tehran, Iran

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

Tel.: (+98 21) 8890 2090-93, Ext.: 169

Email: admission@tums.ac.ir

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

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