SchoolSchool of Medicine
DepartmentDepartment of Anesthesiology
DegreeSpecialty (Residency)

Program Description: 

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.


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


The Anesthesiology program lasts at least 4 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.

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





Operation Room/Recovery

Patients’s Files Review and

Examination, selecting Best Anesthetic

Approach, Anesthesia Induction,

Patients’ Vital Signs, Monitoring and Care, Post anesthesia Care, monitoring in recovery,….


Internal Medicine Ward…

Examination and evaluation of:

Pulmonary and Cardiovascular Diseases,

Pulmonary Function Tests Interpretation, 


 Introduction to Echocardiography and


Complicated Diabetic Cases


Renal Failure Management, Dialysis,…

2 months


Working with Ventilators, Oxygen Therapy, TPN, Care and Monitoring of the Patients,   Consultation

6 months

Anesthesiology Consultation Room

Examination and Evaluation of referred

Patients, laboratory or Paraclinical Test Request and interpretation, Request consultation or giving response to other colleagues’ consultation requests 

At least once  a week

Pain Clinic

Introduction to pain Control Methods for acute and chronic pains , and performance of related procedures 

2 months

Labor Pain Control Services

Introduction to pain Control During labor

1 months

Anesthesiology Services Out of Operation Room

Examination and evaluation of patients, sedation for other services procedures 

1 month rotational

Community Medicine research centers or other research centers  

Finalizing the research project 

1 month

Optional Ward  

One of the above mentioned wards 


Contact Information:

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

Contact Person: Dr. Zahid Hussain Khan

Tel.: (+98) 912 237 0710



Address: Department of Anesthesiology, Imam Khomeini Hospital Complex, Keshavarz Blvd., 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, Ira

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