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Norooz (also written as Nowruz) is one of the most ancient traditions in the history of humankind. Celebrated by a great number of people in different parts of the world, Norooz marks the first day of the Spring, standing as a symbol of the rebirth of our Blue Planet and all life on Earth. It is also the first day of Farvardin (the first month in the Iranian calendar).




Proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly as the International Day of Nowruz (March 21), this day is the official beginning of a new year in more than 10 countries. According to the UN, this joyous occasion has been celebrated for over 3000 years. Norooz is a time of festivities, with numerous gatherings amongst family members, relatives and friends. People go door to door, visiting their loved ones and wishing them a happy and prosperous new year.


Of the most important themes and values of Norooz, we can mention friendship, hospitality and cultural awareness, as well as peace and reconciliation amongst families and between generations.

Probably the most distinguished symbol of Norooz is Haft-Seen. Haft-Seen, observed in Norooz, is a traditional table setting, which consists of seven (Haft, as the number 7 in Persian) items which name all start with Seen (س, the 15th letter in the Persian alphabet). Traditionally, according to Wikipedia, these items are:

· “Sabzeh (wheat, barley, mung bean or lentil sprouts growing in a dish - symbolizing rebirth)

· Samanu (sweet pudding made from wheat germ - symbolizing affluence)

· Senjed (dried oleaster Wild Olive fruit - symbolizing love)

· Sir (garlic - symbolizing medicine)

· Sib (apples - symbolizing beauty and health)

· Somāq (sumac fruit - symbolizing (the color of) sunrise)

· Serkeh (vinegar - symbolizing old-age and patience)”


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Some families have a tradition to substitute one of the items above with Sekeh (coin - also symbolizing affluence).

There are several delightful common practices observed during Norooz, including visiting family and friends, giving presents, especially to younger members of the family, traveling, and picnics in the nature.


In Iran, the first five days of the year, that is Norooz and four days after it, are official holidays. Festivities of the New Year come to an end on the 13th day of Farvardin (known as the Nature Day in the Iranian calendar), which is called Sizdah Be-dar. On this day, people go to the countryside and mostly have a day-long picnic, cheerfully ending Nowruz and beginning a whole new year. The celebrations may be over after Sizdah Be-dar, though you can certainly feel an atmosphere of jubilation surrounding each and every man, woman and child.


We here at AUMS wish everyone a happy New Year. May you accomplish your goals, realize your dreams and reach every single wish you have this year.



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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