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Iran, a country with a history of over 3000 years and home to one of the oldest known civilizations, is the 18th largest country in the world and the 17thmost populated nation. It is bordered by Armenia, Azerbaijan, the Caspian Sea and Turkmenistan on the north, Afghanistan and Pakistan on the east, Turkey and Iraq on the west, and the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman on the south.




Tehran is the capital and largest city of Iran. It is located in the northern part of the country below Alborz Mountains. Other large metropolitan areas include, but are not limited to, Mashhad, Isfahan, Tabriz, Shiraz, Ahwaz, Yazd and Hamadan. The population of Iran is mostly urban with people mostly living in large metropolises and sprawling urban complexes around major cities.



The official language of Iran is Farsi (AKA Persian) and the most practiced religion is Islam. Islamic social rules are therefore observed by the entire population. Nonetheless, due to various backgrounds and roots of all communities and civilizations which, in a period throughout human history, have settled in Iran, different religions, lifestyles and languages are present and actively used and practiced in this country.



Climatic and weather conditions in the country are diverse due to the vast land area that Iran covers. In the north and south, the weather is mostly mild and humid, being in close proximity to the Caspian Sea and the Persian Gulf, respectively. The east and the central areas are hot and dry as two major deserts are located in these areas, whereas the western provinces mostly experiences much colder weather due to their level of elevation. It is common to refer to Iran as a country of four seasons.


                                                      UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Iran


1- Tchogha Zanbil, Khouzestan


2- Meidan Imam (Imam Square), Isfahan


3- Persepolis, Fars


4- Takht-e-Soleyman, West Azarbaijan


5- Bam and Its Cultural Landscape, Kerman

6- Pasargad, Fars

7- Soltaniyeh, Zanjan

8- Bisotun, Kermanshah

9- The Armenian Monastic Ensembles

10- Shushtar, Historical Hydraulic System, Khouzestan

11- Tabriz Historic Bazar Complex, East Azarbaijan

12- Sheikh Safi al-Din Khanegah and Shrine Ensemble, Ardabil

13- The Persian Gardens

14- Gonbad-e Qabus, Golestan

15- Masjed-e Jame, Isfahan

16- Golestan Palace, Tehran



Iran is one of the world’s most dynamic and prolific centers when it comes to arts, architecture and literature. Inspired by various schools of thought and ideologies, artists, architects and literary figures alike have made Iran into the unique center of creativity and ingenuity it is today. Iranian artist of various fields, from visual to performing to applied, pursue their practices in various subjects, time periods, schools etc., holding numerous exhibitions and performances in major cities around the world and the country. Architects, mostly combining ancient Persian architecture with that of the Islamic world, have also made their mark in the history of Iran and its contemporary state of architecture. Regarding literature, it can be claimed with ease that the history of Iran somehow equals that of its literary traditions. Through time, numerous Iranian poets, writers and literary critics with global fame have come and gone and left their footsteps in the history of mankind. Iran is by far one of the centers of human civilization. As Asia’s fourth largest UNESCO World Heritage Site, Iran houses many historical sites and tourist attractions in various provinces and cities (shown in the pictures above). Moreover, there are diverse natural tourist sites around the country.



Experiencing life in Iran and the Iranian lifestyle is surely an intriguing prospect, and you will leave with many a memory after you finish your studies. Studying in TUMS will give you the opportunity to see and feel this life first-hand and create one of the most pleasant adventures you will experience throughout your life.



Programs Spotlight
Publication of 3 official articles of the faculty

According to the public relations of the Vice Chancellor for Education, Research and Technology of Abadan University of Medical Sciences, and quoting the Department of scientometrics, 3 separate articles by Dr. Farshid Ghanbari, Dr. Mostafa Mahdavianpour and Dr. Forootan; Faculty members have been published in Q1 journals

Launching the industrial safety laboratory of Abad
The Deputy Minister of Education, Research and Technology of Abadan University of Medical Sciences announced the launch of the Industrial Safety and Ergonomics Laboratory of this faculty.
Dr. Sara Mubarak in an interview with Webda reporter in Abadan this morning said: "Due to the necessity of the educational needs of the students of Abadan University of Medical Sciences and considering the follow-ups of the professional health group of this faculty, this laboratory was equipped and set up."
Corona native native guideline setup in Abadan Uni
According to the report of the Public Relations of the Vice Chancellor for Education, Research and Technology of Abadan University of Medical Sciences, for this purpose, a meeting was held with the presence of Dr. Shokrallah Salmanzadeh; Head of Abadan University of Medical Sciences, Dr. Sara Mubarak; The Deputy Minister of Education, Research and Technology, a group of specialists in infectious diseases of the lungs and some administrators of this faculty were held on Tuesday, March 27, at the Deputy Minister of Education.
Dr. Salmanzadeh, Dr. Mubarak, Dr. Eslami, Dr. Mehdizadeh and Dr. Lotfi; Infectious Diseases Specialists and Dr. Talebzadeh; Undergoing lung specialization, the attending physicians were present at the meeting to prepare a comprehensive and indigenous guideline for controlling the coronavirus in the area covered by Abadan University of Medical Sciences, taking into account aspects of the disease and regional conditions.
Peer education
The professors of this faculty have used senior students who are mastered on procedures for practicing and organizing students' problems in order to practice and learn more lessons of practical principles and procedures, and part of their grades depends on the practicing with peerinstructors.
seniorThe senior student majoring incourse of operating roomis teaching the freshman students


Holding practical examinations
valEvaluation of cognitive and psychological competencies of medical students and other paramedical levels
esDesigning and conducting tests of OSCE for students with different medical courses (ICM) and final exam of internship section and other disciplines (nursing, Operating room technology, anesthesia, medical emergencies)
udStudents assessment with other assessment methods


Available capacities at the Clinical Skills Center
uSufficient space (four multipurpose rooms, simulation of one room for intensive care, one scrub room, simulation ofone anesthetic room and operating room, Specialty site for OSCEexam and Practice Procedures including 8 acoustic chambers and equipment, medical moulage and mannequins store, Instruments and equipment store) for use by the training center.
All of these spaces are equipped with advanced CCTV cameras.


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