Family Medicine

SchoolSchool of Medicine
DepartmentDepartment of Family Medicine
DegreeSpecialty (Residency)


Program Description: 

According to the dictionaries of Epidemiology“General Health” is the science and art of disease prevention, life Longevity and health promotion through society organized efforts.

General health provision is the responsibility of health system including the spectrum of policy makers to health service providers. Among this group, physicians have the most important role in health service provision, and based on WHO programs family medicine specialists are the cornerstone of health service provision Family medicine program approach is health based, comprehensive responsive holistic Medicine for all families and community. Graduates of the program will provide curative, health protective, preventive services and will promote community health. Nowadays, family medicine specialty is presented in developed and developing countries such as the USA, UK, Canada, Scandinavia, France, and some Middle East countries (Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Qatar, and UAE. In 2010, Islamic republic of Iran   decided to provide this specialty program 


A list of the most important competencies
Health status assessment
• Criticizing and analyzing health policies, programs and projects
• Being able to conduct applied research and applying the research results
• Analyzing data
• Assessing population health
• Assessing community
• Identifying risk factors and developing plans to mitigate risks
• Providing advice for health and lifestyle changes
• Investigating and controlling epidemics
• Analyzing the future health status of the community
• Developing and analyzing health system indicators
• Developing diseases geography and map spotting
Determining and implementing interventions to improve health status:
• Performing health system management
• Developing strategic plans
• Performing economic analysis of interventions and programs especially for cost-effectiveness of
• Seeking support for health promotion (advocacy)
• Social marketing in healthy management of the disease in the community
• Providing health and lifestyle advice
Evaluating interventions:
• Being able to conduct applied research and applying the research results
• Health surveillance
Other areas:
• Providing advice to health system agents
• Self-promotion
• Team working
• Communicating
• Managing projects
• Theorizing in the field of public health


Program 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

 Educational Field


 Community Medicine  

 2 Months


 Family Medicine Clinic



 Internal Medicine

 3 Months


 2 Months


 2 Months

  Family Medicine Clinic

 2 Months


 2 Months


 2 Months


 1 Month

 Emergency Medicine  

 1 Month

 Ear ,Nose & Throat

 1 month

   Family Medicine Clinic



 During the Course

 Final Project 

 During the Course



Contact Information:

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

Contact Person: Dr. Azita Kheiltash

Tel.: (+98 21) 6405 3216

Email :  


Address:  Department of  Family Medicine, Building No. 4, School of Medicine, Poursina St., Ghods St., Tehran, 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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