SchoolSchool of Medicine
DepartmentDepartment of Pathology

Program Description: 

Cytopathology is a relatively old field of pathology which deal with morphological examination of cells to determine cancerous and non-cancerous lesions. In cytopathology, the samples can be easily and quickly prepared for fast diagnosis which makes the cornerstone of this branch of pathology. Due to the reasons mentioned, cytopathology has been very soon become popular and welcomed. This field, although starting from some European countries but in North America expanded dramatically. Today, almost all of the world's leading universities have flashing this field and big associations have been working on this kind of activity. In Iran, it has been a favorite for many years between Pathologists as well as clinical doctors.



To train knowledgeable, competent and committed specialists who are competent in diagnosing diseases more accurately hence provide better treatment and continuously improve this process.

Procedural Skills:

  • Preparation of cytology slides and cell block
  • Preparation of liquid based slides
  • Examining specimens sent for cytological evaluation
  • Immunohistochemistry (IHC) on cell block

Specific staining of different cytology slides

  • Fine needle aspiration of lymph node, thyroid and salivary gland



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 Pathology specialty by one of the Iranian or foreign universities. Faculty members have a priority to apply for this course. 

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.

Duration:  12 months



Contact Information:

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

Contact Person: Dr. Salma Sefidbakht

Tel.: (+98 21) 8490 2187

E-mail  :


Address: Central laboratory, Shariati Hospital, North Kargar St., 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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