Maternal Fetal Medicine

SchoolSchool of Medicine
DepartmentDepartment of Maternal Fetal Medicine

Program Description:


Despite many advances in the field of midwifery in Iran in the past several decades, management of pregnant women with underlying diseases or fetuses with anomalies and growth retardation has not yet reached its favorable position. It seems that strengthening maternal-fetal medicine for qualitative improvement of education and treatment provides the opportunity for taking practical steps towards reducing maternal, fetal, and infant mortality by training specialists in this field. To this end, the first step is to develop a comprehensive curriculum based on the needs.

 The committee for developing the curriculum of maternal-fetal medicine was established in 2008 and the curriculum was ratified after legal proceedings in 2010 and issued to the universities



Maternal-fetal medicine includes the science of prevention, diagnosis, management of high-risk pregnancies, and the graduates are involved in providing specialized care to the mother and fetus, performing medical interventions and maternal and fetal surgical procedures, and participating in the neonatal follow-up team by acquiring sufficient knowledge about maternal and fetal physiology, teratology, genetic diseases, intrauterine infections, pathological tests before and after birth and applying invasive and non-invasive diagnostic and therapeutic techniques.



Expected Competencies at the End of the Program

General Competencies*

Specific Competencies and Skills


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

      Procedural skills (Diagnostic and Therapeutic Measures):

  • First trimester ultrasound
  • Second trimester ultrasound
  • Third trimester ultrasound
  • Fetal echocardiography
  • Doppler ultrasound in pregnancy
  • Pelvic ultrasound (transvaginal and abdominal)
  • Fetal Biophysical profile score (BPS)
  • Fetal Non-Stress test (NST) and Contraction Stress Test
  • Amniocentesis
  • Chorionic villus sampling (CVS)
  • Cordocentesis
  • Intrauterine transfusion (IUT)
  • Amnioreduction and amnioinfusion

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 Obstetrics and Gynecology, 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 Maternal Fetal Medicine 


Contact Information:

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

Contact Person: Dr. Reyhaneh Pirjani

Tel.: ( 98 21) 88220050

Email  :

Address: Department of Gynecology, Shariati Hospital, in front of the Faculty of Economics, Jalal Al-Ahmad Intersection, North Kargar St., Tehran, Iran

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

Tel.: (+98 21) 8890 2090-93, Ext.: 168


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


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