Along with the progress in obstetrics and gynecology in Iranian universities, and their scientific development in this field, establishment and expansion of fellowship courses such as gynecology oncology have been attended to since 1990s.Therefore, it was essential to revise this fellowship curriculum along with the curriculum of the original discipline. To this end, a committee titled "the compilation committee of the curriculum and standards of clinical gynecology oncology fellowship" was formed, and reviewed the current curricula in local universities and examined curricula of the selected foreign universities, revised and compiled the curriculum of gynecology oncology fellowship. This revision is the first step toward upgrading the educational quality of this course as well as developing new educational centers in the country's major universities which do not have this fellowship. Given the history of implementing this program, it is hoped that this course is continued as a subspecialty after revision.
Gynecology oncology fellowship is a branch of the specialized field of obstetrics and gynecology, engaging in the fields of management, consultation, screening, prevention, diagnosis, treatment, followup, education, and research of female genital tract cancers. A gynecologist-oncologist is a physician who has graduated in the specialized field of obstetrics and gynecology, and then passed the gynecology oncology fellowship, and offers the above services to the society.
Expected Competencies at the End of the Program
Specific Competencies and Skills
Procedural Skills (Diagnostic-Therapeutic Measures):
Colposcopy of the vulva, vagina and cervix
Acetic acid, toluidine blue, and Lugol's solution staining
Direct cervical biopsy, endocervical curettage, cone biopsy and LEEP
Vulvar and vaginal biopsy
Endometrial biopsy, dilation and curettage
Inguinal and pelvic lymph node biopsy, and open para-aortic lymph node biopsy
Using diagnostic laparoscopy related to gynecologic oncology
Inguinal - femoral - pelvic and para-aortic lymphadenectomy
Simple and radical vaginectomy
Different types of vulvectomy as a surgeon or assistant surgeon
Laser therapy of vulvar and cervical lesions
Small intestinal resection and anastomosis
Repair of uncomplicated vesicovaginal, recto-vaginal, and ileovaginal fistulas
Placement of CVP catheter and/or observing the procedure
BLS (CPR, ALS) and/or observing the procedure
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 MD degree. Having 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.
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.
For more information, please download the Program Curriculum of Gynecology Oncology
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 : firstname.lastname@example.org
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
In case you are ready to apply, please refer to TUMS Online Application Form below.
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