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 Shiraz University of Medical Sciences (SUMS)

 

Central Buildinf of Shiraz University of Medical Sciences

 

 

Shiraz University of Medical Sciences (SUMS), founded in 1946, is one of the oldest medical universities nationwide. Shiraz University of Medical Sciences was first established as the "Institute of Health for Higher Education". This institute was turned into the Faculty of Medicine in 1949.  "Nemazee Higher Institute for Nursing" and the School of Dentistry were founded in 1954 and 1970 respectively. Afterwards, other schools were shaped gradually.

All public higher educational schools in Shiraz (medical and non-medical) were initially under the auspices of Shiraz University – former "Pahlavi University". In 1986 education of medical sciences in Iran was taken over by the "Ministry of Health, Treatment and Medical Education" with the purpose of utilizing national medical resources more desirably in addition to promoting healthcare as well as medical teaching and research. Consequently, all medical faculties and centers continued their activities under the new affiliation; "Shiraz University of Medical Sciences (SUMS)". Non-medical programs, however, are still offered under the supervision of Shiraz University.

Shiraz University of Medical Sciences (SUMS) is not only responsible for training students in medical areas, but also manages all public hospitals, clinics and healthcare centers in Fars Province in southern Iran. The private sector of health system in Fars is also under the surveillance of SUMS. 

The following feature SUMS:

  • 17 Schools
  • 63 Research centers
  • 41 Public Hospitals (including 14 teaching hospitals)
  • 6 Research Incubators

 

Over 900 faculty members and more than 25000 personnel are working at SUMS in different areas including health, treatment, research and education. Currently, over 9000 students are studying in a variety of academic disciplines at SUMS schools and research centers. Iranian students are recruited to SUMS through National Entrance Exam (Konkur), whereas non-Iranian international applicants who would like to apply to SUMS are required to apply online after going through our A-Z program listAt SUMS, we have been capable of providing an intellectual environment to educate top students and send them out to practice their skills all over the world.

 

SUMS displays a good deal of tradition as well as modernity, aiming at training students, utilizing high-quality education and research. Since its foundation, SUMS has been active as one of the largest and most reputable universities in Iran and the Middle East and an influential figure in the region, regarding the services it offers to the students as well as the patients. SUMS is particularly proud of being considered by  the Iran Ministry of Health, Treatment and Medical Education as the main hub of four scientific areas as follows:

  • The hub of liver transplantation
  • The hub of clinical immunology 
  • The hub of clinical Microbiology 
  • The hub of advanced electronic learning

 

SUMS is also one of the main centers for cochlear implant Iran. Not only does it host hundreds of patients from southern Iran, it is also a well-known pivot for health tourism in Iran attracting hundreds of patients from nearby countries each year. Some of specific medical services which attracts patients to Shiraz include:

  • Organ transplantation
  • Cochlear implantation
  • Cardiovascular angiography
  • Hepatic angiography
  • Cancer radiation-therapy and chemotherapy
  • Different types of Eye surgery
  • Different types of heart surgery
  • Different types of orthopedic surgery
  • Fetal Surgery
  • Treatment of infertility by means of IVF technology

 

Let our facts and figures show you more about the people of Shiraz University of Medical Sciences (SUMS). The following is the detailed statistics of students and faculty at SUMS:

 

 

 

Table 1. Number of Faculty Members at schools of Shiraz University of Medical Sciences by academic rank, and gender: Fall 2015
  School  Instructor  Assistant Professor Associate Professor   Professor   Total Grand Total
     Male Female  Male Female Male Female Male  Female  Male  Female  
1 Medicine 4 5 139 71 89 35 84 17 317 127 444
2 Dentistry 0 1 33 35 9 8 2 8 45 51 96
3 Pharmacy 0 0 13 4 4 3 5 4 22 11 33
4 Nursing (Shiraz Capmus) 32 4 2 7 0 1 0 1 6 41 47
5 Rehabilitation Sciences 13 3 3 2 2 2 0 0 8 17 25
6

Management and

Medical Information
0 1 2 3 0 3 1 1 4 7 11
7 Health 2 2 8 5 5 2 6 0 21 9 30
8 Nutrition and Food Sciences 2 0 3 4 1 0 1 1 5 7 12
9 Paramedical Sciences 3 7 6 4 1 2 1 1 15 10 25
10 Advanced Medical Sciences and Technologies 0 0 6 2 0 0 0 0 6 2 8
11 Self Financing Unit 0 0 8 20 0 0 0 0 8 20 28
12 Research Centers 3 2 10 22 7 2 1 2 20 29 49
13 Continuous Education Center 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 2
14 Nursing (Abadeh Campus) 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 5
15 Nursing (Lar Campus) 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 4 7
16 Paramedical Sciences(Gerash Campus) 2 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 2 8
17 Paramedical Sciences(Mamasani Campus) 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 5
18 Paramedical Sciences (Istahban Campus) 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
  Total 67 42 235 180 118 59 101 35 496 341 837

 

 

 

Table 2. Number of students at schools of Shiraz University of Medical Sciences by gender: Fall 2015
  School

Associates and

B.Sc.

M.Sc.

and

M.P.H.

Ph.D. M.D. Specialty Subspecialty Fellowship Total
    Male  Female  Male Female  Male  Female Male Female  Male  Female  Male  Female  Male Female  
1  Medicine  0  0  285  162  97  70  858  787  376  351  29  66  41  100  3222
2  Dentistry  0  0  0  0  5 1  249  170  44  16  0  0  0  0  485
 3  Pharmacy  0  0  3  2  29  23  246  181  3  1  0  0  0  0  488
 4 Nursing(Shiraz Campus)  707  326  99  27  31  1 0 0 0  0  0  0  0  0  1191
 5 Rehabilitation  224  108  34  15  18  6  0  0  0  0 0  0  0  0  405
 6

Management and

Medical Information
 197  31  60  26  5  8  0  0  0  0 0 0  0  0  327
 7 Health  374  80  101  49  11  18  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  633
 8 Nutrition and Food Sciences  85  33  50  10  17  4  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  199
 9 Paramedical Sciences  384  197  42  9  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  632
 10 Advanced Medical Sciences and Technologies  0  0  5  12  14  14  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  45
 12 Self Financing Unit  0  0  0  0  0  0  803  332  0  0  0  0  0  0 1135
 13 Research Centers  0  0  0  0  14  16  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0 30
 14 Nursing (Abadeh Campus)  56  52  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  108
 15  Paramedical (Mamasani Campus)  13  110  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  123
 16  Paramedical (Istahban Campus)  98  45  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  143
 17  Paramedical (Darab Campus) 20 37 0 0 0 0 0 0  0 0 0 0  0 0 57
 18 Sepidan Health Education Center 33 19 0 0 0  0  0 0 0 0 0 0  0 0 0
   Total  2241 1075 679  312  241 161  2156 1470  423 368 29  66 41 100 9362

 

 

 

 

For more information please check the links below:

Discovering Shiraz

Why SUMS