Gynecology Oncology

SchoolSchool of Medicine
DepartmentDepartment of Gynecology Oncology


Program Description:


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

General Competencies*

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          

Vaginal hysterectomy                                                                        

Abdominal hysterectomy                                                                       

Radical hysterectomy                                                                        

Using diagnostic laparoscopy related to gynecologic oncology  

Laparoscopic salpingo-oophorectomy                      

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              

Partial cystectomy                                                                         


Incisional hernias                                                                          

Placement of CVP catheter and/or observing the procedure   

BLS (CPR, ALS) and/or observing the procedure 





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 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.

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 Gynecology Oncology

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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