General Surgery

SchoolSchool of Medicine
DepartmentDepartment of Surgery
DegreeSpecialty (Residency)

Program Description

People in their Life time are exposed to diseases and incidents, such as road accidents, fire and burns, cancers, injuries caused by disputes and wars, fall, earthquake and debris, as well as congenital physical anomalies. In some of these cases, their injured organs, specially the vital ones, need surgical interventions. 

There have been enormous changes and innovations in this field, so that the educational program is constantly changing and programmers must focus their special attention on these various changes. 

Recently, the curriculum of General Surgery program has been revised due to dramatic changes in technology, substantive information, equipment, methods, and even diseases, and its revision was done by experts and professors in this field.


Program Objectives

  • Gastrointestinal surgeries, including esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine, rectum, anus, liver, gallbladder, bile ducts, and pancreas
  • Extra Cranial Endocrine Surgeries
  • Breast surgeries
  • Reticuloendothelial surgeries, including spleen and lymphatic system
  • Skin and soft tissue surgeries
  • Peripheral and visceral arterial emergency surgeries 
  • Head and neck surgeries (except for brain and spinal cord, eyes, inner ear, and cosmetic surgeries) 
  • Emergency and basic thoracic surgeries 
  • Emergency and basic pediatric surgeries 
  • Trauma and burn surgeries
  • Outpatient surgeries (minor)
  • Basic laparoscopic surgeries
  • Cancer surgeries based on oncologic principles 
  • Benign abdominal and pelvic tumor surgeries
  • Basic endoscopy of gastrointestinal tract as a therapeutic approach


    4 years (full time)

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 General Physicians (M.D) or Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (M.B.B.S.) by one of the Iranian or foreign universities.

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.

The overall structure of the course:


1 year


One full month – afternoons

during the course

Emergency room/General surgery ward (Pre and Post-Operative care Instructions

3 months

Emergency room/General surgery ward/ operating room/ clinic

8 months

2nd year 

Emergency room/General surgery ward/ operating room/ clinic

6 months

Orthopedic ward

1 month

Neurosurgical ward

1 month

Radiology ward

1 month

Urology ward

1 month

Gynecological ward

1 month

Anesthesia and Intensive Care units

1 month

3rd year  

Endoscopy unit


Reconstructive and burn surgery unit

1 month

Thoracic surgery ward

2 months

Pediatric surgery ward/NICU

2 months

Laparoscopic surgery ward

2 months

Elective unit

1 month

Emergency room, General surgery ward (emergency room and ward)

3 months

4th year  

senior assistant in General surgery (emergency room and ward)

9 months

Elective units

3 months

Contact Information:

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

Contact Person: Dr. Majid Moeini

Tel.: (+9821) 66348569


Fax: (+98 21) 66348553



Address: Department of General Surgery, Sina Hospital, Hasanabad Sq., Imam Khomeini St., Tehran 113646911, 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, Ira



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