SchoolSchool of Medicine
DepartmentDepartment of Uro-Oncology

Program Description:

In today's world, prevalence, incidence, and load of different types of cancer, including genitourinary cancers, are increasing so  that in depth exploring the related topics appears necessary both theoretically and practically. The complexity of the diagnosis, and specialized service provision for  patients suffering from these diseases has led to the compilation of different protocols. Even in the world's prestigious universities, specific wards and courses have been established, and specialized services have been offered to the public. In this regard, specific wards were established in Iran in 1991 to offer services to cancer patients. 

In order to train the required force in this field, the uro-oncology fellowship was launched in Tehran University of Medical Sciences in 1995. In 2010 decisions were made to convert local programs into a national program. To this end, a committee was formed consisting of a number of experienced people in this field, and compiled the current program, which will be ready for implementation at the approved universities after legal procedures. 


The uro-oncology fellowship is a clinical course that was derived from the subspecialty of urology,in which the  graduates are engaged in prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and providing care for patients suffering from the cancers of the genitourinary system.



1- To train specialists who are up-to-date, competent, responsible, and sensitive to the health of individuals and society in the specialized field of urology - oncology, for providing the society with their expertise in the areas of prevention, diagnosis, treatment, education, and research.

2-  In the next 10 years, Iran will be among the top countries in the region in terms of educational standards, research production, and providing people with medical services in this field. Furthermore, Iran will top the region in terms of science production


Expected Competencies at the End of the Program

General Competencies*

Specific Competencies and Skills

Procedural Skills (Diagnostic-Therapeutic Measures): Partial cystectomy and radical cystoprostatectomy 

Radical prostatectomy

Radical nephrectomy

Partial nephrectomy

Retroperitoneal lymphadenectomy (RPLND)

Penectomy Inguinal lymphadenectomy 

Adrenalectomy in adrenal masses

Surgeries for upper urothelial cancers

Transurethral Resection of Bladder Tumour (TURBT) Radical orchidectomy

Transrectal ultrasound-guided prostate biopsy


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:  Holding an M.D. or M.B.B.S. degree. Having and approved specialty in Urology  received in Iran or abroad.

The eligible candidate should have successfully completed an approved related Degree 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.


Duration: 18 months.



Program Curriculum

For more information, please download the Program Curriculum of Uro-Oncology


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