SchoolSchool of Medicine
DepartmentDepartment of Internal Medicine

Program Description: 

This is a subset of Internal Medicine which is about renal Diseases and is about nephrology diseases such as acute or chronic renal failure, acid/base & water /electrolytes imbalances, hypertension, dialysis, kidney transplants. 
 the aim of training competent, knowledgeable, liable subspecialists for service provision and continuous improvement in diagnostic, therapeutic, preventive, education and research fields of nephrology.


At the end of the program learners will be competent in the following skills:

 Kidney Biopsy 

Femoral Vein Catheterization 

Jugular Vein Catheterization

Catheterization for Pertitoneal Dialysis

Kidney Sonography for determining the size and site of Biopsy 



Course duration is 24 months


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


Wards/Units/Educational Field



Nephrology Ward

Visit and Management of Inpatient

ward,Participation in Educational Programs

,Consultation, Procedural intervantions  

14 months  

Dialysis ward

Visit and Management of Dialysis Patients and Follow up of their complications  

3-5 months  

Transplant Ward

Visit and Management of Kidney Transplanted  Patients and Follow up of their complications

3-5 months  

Out patient clinics

Outpatient Visits  

During the Course  

Pathology Unit, Radiology Unit, Nuclear Medicine Ward 

Related Smear Reading, Interpretation of

Radiographies  and Doing related Nuclear


During the Course  

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  :


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


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


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