SchoolSchool of Medicine
DepartmentDepartment of Neurology
DegreeSpecialty (Residency)


Program Description: 

The Residency Program of Neurology is a four-year training for qualified GPs who have passed the enterance examination. The residents will visit the patients in hospital wards, emergency departments and outpatient clinics. Their trainig will cover diagnosis and management of different neurological diseases both in elective and emergency conditions. Residents will play their roles as physicians and consultants, and they will be involved in the primary and secondry prevention of neurological disease


  • Training physicians to provide excellent patient care and management, both for admitted and outpatients;
  • Enhancing medical knowledge about diagnosis and management of patients and providing knowledge regarding the etiology and pathophysiology of neurological diseases; 
  • Improving interpersonal and communication skills that result in the effective exchange of information and collaboration with patients, their families, and other health professionals; and,
  • Expanding professionalism as manifested through a commitment to carry out professional responsibilities, and adhere to ethical principles in research, education and treatment.


Course Duration: 4 years

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.


Table: The overall structure of the course

Out-Patient Clinic  

Patient visits, admission, follow-up, consultation, performing Procedures, training colleagues

2days in a week


Patient Visit and care, vital signs monitoring, Preparation for operation,…

every day

Procedure Room

Participation in Procedures as Observer, aid or independent 

During the Program

Neurosurgery Ward

Participation in related  activities 

1 month

General ICU

Participation in related  activities  especially an introduction to mechanical ventilation bases and other related procedures 


Psychiatry Ward

Participation in related  activities

2 months


Introduction to Neuroradiology graphics and Interventions 

1 month

Pediatrics Neurology

Participation in related  activities

1 month

Internal Medicine Ward

Participation in related  activities


Elective Ward  

Based on Ward Schedule 

1 month



Assessment Methods:                                              Assessment Periods:  

Written Exams(MCQ , descriptive)                         AT the End of each ward                                              

MINI CEX                                                                     Annually

OSCE                                                                            AT the end of the program

Log Book


  Course Instructors :  

Dr. Sanaz Ahmadi, Assistant Professor, Sina Hospital; 

Dr. Roya Abolfazli, Associate Professor, Amiralam Hospital; 

Dr. Siamak Abdi, Assistant Professor, Shariati Hospital; 

Dr. Amir Reza Azimi, Assistant Professor, Sina Hospital; 

Dr. Farzad Fatehi, Associate Professor, Shariati Hospital; 

Dr. Mojhdeh Ghabaee, Associate Professor, Emam Khomeini Hospital

Dr. Majid Ghaffarpour, Full Professor, Emam Khomeini Hospital

Dr. Mohammad Reza Gheini, Assistant Professor, Sina Hospital

Dr. Hossein Ali Ghlichnia, Assistant Professor, Emam Khomeini Hospital

Dr. Askar Ghorbani, Assistant Professor, Shariati Hospital

Dr. Mohammad Hossein Harirchian, Full Professor, Emam Khomeini Hospital

Dr. Mahmood Motamedi, Full Professor, Sina Hospital

Dr. Shahriar Nafissi, Full Professor, Shariati Hospital

Dr. Ali Okhovvat, Assistant Professor, Sina Hospital

Dr. Mohammad Ali Sahraian, Associate Professor, Sina Hospital

Dr. Payam Sarraf, Assistant Professor, Emam Khomeini Hospital

Dr. Hajhir Sikaroodi, Assistant Professor, Shariati Hospital

Dr. Abbas Tafakhori, Assistant Professor, Emam Khomeini Hospital

Dr. Mansooreh Togha, Full Professor, Sina Hospital

Contact Information:

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

Contact Person: Mohammad Ali Sahraian

Tel.: (+98 21) 6634 8571

Email :




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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