Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine

SchoolSchool of Medicine
DepartmentDepartment of Geriatrics
DegreeSpecialty (Residency)


Program Description: 

This training program plays an essential role in controlling epidemic contagious diseases and nosocomial infections as well as eradicating contagious diseases. 
Due to continuous changes in the distribution pattern of infectious diseases in Islamic republic of Iran and throughout the world, eradication of some infectious diseases, emerging and re-emerging of diseases in the world, discovery of new organisms with specific biological characteristics, technological changes, discovery of new drugs and antibiotics, bioterrorism and biological defense, alternative treatments among people etc., the infectious diseases and tropical medicine specialty curriculum is revised.


  1. We will become one of the top countries in region in next 10 years.
  2. To train liable, skillful specialists for service provision, education and science production. 

Specific Competencies and Skills: 

  • Pleural effusion puncture Ascetic fluid puncture;
  • Articular fluid puncture Bone marrow puncture;
  • Pleural biopsy Bone marrow biopsy;
  • Liver biopsy Aspiration and drainage of superficial abscess;
  • Performing and analyzing arterial blood gases (ABG); and,
  • Lumbar puncture (LP).


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:

Residency year

Ward/unit (Place of training)

Training content


First year

General internal medicine department*

Exactly the same as that provided during the first year of the internal medicine residency 

12 months

Second year  

School of medicine

Epidemiology or community medicine department

Health management, epidemiology and statistics,  research methodology,  health economics, etc. ** 

2 months

School of medicine or pathology department 

Relevant laboratory courses 

1 month

Infectious diseases and tropical medicine department

Clinical training 

9 months

Third year  

Infectious diseases and tropical medicine department

Clinical training 

12 months

Fourth year

Transplantation ward, hematology and oncology ward,  high-risk environments such as ICU

Clinical training of special cases Various transplants: kidney, brain, bone, liver, and heart

2 months 

Pediatric infection ward

Clinical training in pediatric  infectious diseases 

1 month

Radiology ward

radiology training

1 month

Infectious diseases and tropical medicine department

Clinical training 

8 months
























 Method(s) of Instruction

During this course, various methods and techniques will be used:

  • Various intra- and intersectoral, hospital, clinics, interdisciplinary and inter-university conferences as well as seminars;
  • Bedside teaching in the general internal medicine wards (1 year);
  • Bedside teaching in the infectious diseases wards (2 year);
  • Participating in infectious disease outpatients clinic;
  • Participation in training lower ranks;
  • Discussion in small groups, workshops, journal clubs and reading groups as well as Case Presentation;
  • Self-Education, Self-Study; and,
  • Other training methods and techniques according to the requirements and objectives.

Contact Information:

In case of any inquiries, you can contact the Office of International representative of the Department of  Infectious Diseases & Tropical Medicine Tehran University of Medical Sciences through the following:

Contact Person: Dr. Mahboubeh Hajiabdolbaghi

Tel.: (+98 21) 6658 1598

Email :


Address:  Department of Infectious Diseases, Imam Khomeini Complex Hospital , Tehran, 14197-33141, 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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