Otorhinolaryngology Head Neck Surgery

SchoolSchool of Medicine
DepartmentDepartment of Orthopedic Surgery
DegreeSpecialty (Residency)


Program Description: 

First Edition of this curriculum was written in 2001, formulated after multiple review sessions by experts of the field, and it was circulated to universities for implementation. Now, after over 10 years the curriculum is revised. It should be revised every 5 years and careful monitoring of the conduct is necessary. We hope that the revised curriculum would be more helpful in training efficient competent specialists.


Otorhinolaryngology (head and neck surgery) is a clinical program whose graduates are involved in prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care of patients with diseases of the ear, nose, throat, head and  neck. They will provide the community with their specialized knowledge and skills in the fields of education, research and health care services.



Surgical treatment of trauma of the hard and soft-tissues of the nose and face

Reconstruction of congenital abnormalities of lip, palate and nose

Correction of the deformities of the anatomy and function of the nose

Surgery of medial septum of the nose


Surgeries of sinus using endoscopic technique

Open sinus surgery

Periorbital endoscopy surgery (e.g., draining the abscess, orbital decompression into the sinuses in tumors and emergencies)

Endoscopic surgery of the middle anterior skull base (such as repair of CFS leakage through the nose, resection of extradural tumor) and 

In other cases as member of a team supervised by specialist neurosurgeons complex endoscopic surgery by using Navigation

(Rhinoplasty) all types

Placement of different types of prostheses in cheek, jaw, base of the eyes and other parts of the face

Reconstructing the tissue defects of face with graft or alloplastic materials

 Different types of  face and forehead (especially in facial paralysis)

Botulinum toxin injections in the head and neck (such as Laryngospasm, Frey's syndrome, hemifacial spasm.

Different types of reconstructing the acquired defects of nose and face

5 types of soft and hard tissue surgery of nose and face (non-traumatic)


Duration of the program: 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

Division, unit or field of education


Time (months)


Outpatient visits- choosing, filing and hospitalizing for patients- follow up professional advice for patients- performing outpatient procedures- educating lower levels-providing the required professional advice and other measures in accordance with regulatory programs of division 

2 days a week during the 4 year

Training Program 

Ward of hospitalization

visiting hospitalized patients- patients caring- stabilizing the hospitalized patients in division- performing diagnostic and therapeutic procedures  at the bedside- educating lower levels and other measures in accordance with regulatory programs of division 

During the 4 year Training Program

Operating room

Participating in observation of surgeries, as an assistant or do the surgery independently in accordance with regulatory program of division

At  least 2 days a week during the 4 year Training Program

Procedure rooms

Anatomical practical workshops endoscopy of nose, sinus and temporal bone

 During the 4 year Training Program at least 1 month

Rotational divisions

Maxillo- facial surgeries, eye surgery, neurosurgery, radiology, plastic surgery, reconstructive burn surgery.

3 months (Dependent on  the program Manager decisions )





























Method(s) of Instruction

Assessment Methods:                                              Assessment Periods:

OSCE                                                                      Continuous 

Portofolio                                                                 Final Exams 

Log Book                                                                 End of Each Rotation 





Contact Information:

In case of any inquiries, you can contact the Office of International representative of the Department of Otorhinolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery Tehran University of Medical Sciences through the following:

Contact Person: Dr. Sasan Dabiri

Tel.: (+98 21) 6670 3037

Email  : entdepartment@tums.ac.ir, s-dabiri@tums.ac.ir


Address: Amir Alam Hospital Complex, North Saadi Ave., Tehran, Iran

Postal Code: 11457-65111

To contact the Office of International Admissions, please use the following information:

Tel.: (+98 21) 8890 2090-93, Ext.: 169

Email: admission@tums.ac.ir

Address: No. 21, Dameshgh St., Vali-e Asr Ave., Tehran 1416753955, Ira


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