Specialty of Pediatrics


The pediatrics curriculum emphasizes on the unique spectrum of children growth (infancy to adolescence), reviews children’s normal growth and developmental events and nutritional requirements in different ages, and emphasizes the most common diseases affecting children of different ages. More emphasis is on the role of the primary preventive measures, health education and family consultation, and mental and social aspects of the health and disease. The curriculum further highlights the importance of working as a manager or a member of the healthcare team in harmony with other sectors of the society for health promotion in children, families, and the society.





  • Services of this program involves a broad range of activities in the area of the supply, maintenance, and promotion of health, including the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and follow-up, and rehabilitation in that period of life.
  • Some Specific Competencies and Skills: Insertion of all types of catheter; blood sampling from arteries, veins, umbilical vein, and heels of infants; perform a variety of intradermal, subcutaneous, intramuscular, intravenous, and intraosseous injections; perform bone marrow aspiration, lumbar puncture, suprapubic aspiration, and aspiration of pleural effusion, ascites, and articular fluid; perform CPR (Basic and Advanced Life Supports); perform urinary catheterization; blood transfusions (Whole or partial blood); surfactants injection through tracheal tubes; using a ventilator; and, vaccination


Important Information


  • Program Duration: 4 years
  • Program Semester: September
  • Program Intake Year: 2019, 2020


Program Instructors

  • Staff members of Children's Medical Center, Iran's Pediatrics Center of Excellence


Method of Instruction


  • Bedside teaching in: The pediatrics general ward for 3 months; emergency ward and clinics for 4 months; maternity and neonatology wards for 3 months; Department of Pediatric Infectious Diseases; NICU and PICU wards each one for 3 months; emergency ward for 6 months;
  • Bedside teaching in other sub-specialty wards (Gastroenterology, Hematology, Pulmonary diseases, Allergy & Asthma, immunology, Neurology, Rheumatology, Cardiology, Endocrinology) and the Imaging Laboratory, each for 1 month;
  • Participating in the morning report, ground round, journal club, case-based discussions; and,
  • Some workshops on research methodology.


Admission Requirements



Program Specific Eligibility Criteria


  • Who Can Attend? Individuals holding an M.D. or an M.B.B.S. degree and having a specialty in pediatrics.
  • The eligible candidate must have successfully completed an approved general physician program and is required to be proficient in English and/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, and the deadline for the February intake is October 31.


Education Fees and Yearly Expenses



Contact Information


  • In case of any inquiries, please contact the following:
  • Contact Person: Behdad Gharib, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Pediatric Intensive Care Fellowship
  • Tel.: (+98 21) 6693 5848, (+98) 912 175 9016
  • Email: behdad_gharib@yahoo.co.uk
  • Address: Children’s Medical Center, Nosrat St., Karegar Ave., Tehran, Iran


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

  • Tel.: (+98 21) 8889 6692 & 94, Ext.: 318 or 319
  • Fax: (+98 21) 8889 6696
  • Email: admission@tums.ac.ir
  • Address: No. 21, Dameshgh St., Vali-e Asr Ave., Tehran 1416753955, Iran


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Last Update At : 28 May 2019