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Shiraz University of Medical Sciences aspires to become not only a national leader but also an internationally recognized institute in developing medical education, research, and practice; thus, it sets the standard for promoting mankind’s salubriousness through the provision of high-quality medical services to the local, regional, and international communities as well as cultivating future expert healthcare contributors and influential leaders.



Shiraz University of Medical Sciences (SUMS) as a medical research/higher education institute and health care provider sets its objectives in recruiting skilled staff and educating future adepts in/at a comprehensive and miscellaneous range of medical fields to diminish national health services disparities, promote social health and life expectancy in Iran, and positively contribute to the educational and economic development of local communities and the region as a whole.

Consistent progress in healthcare fields, rapid technological innovations, and the nation’s expectancy to access state-of-the-art technologies on the one hand and the large decrease in natural resources as well as the conspicuous increase in high risk factors such as poverty, urbanization, and physical chronic maladies and psychological disorders on the other, remark an urgent necessity of health system reformation. Thus, complying with the University’s policy and in pursuit of local and global contributions to knowledge and health care, SUMS mission is to:

  • Make a significant, sustainable, and socially responsible contribution to Iran, the Middle East, and the world, promoting individual health, public well-being, and economic growth
  • Lay the foundation leading to continuous health development plans and the provision of  high standard health care services which endorse safety and are commercially efficient
  • Advance humane and quality healthcare for all people
  • Expand inter-departmental relationships to develop the holistic aspects of health
  • Apply advances in research and medicine to the betterment of the human condition locally and globally
  • Reduce national health services disparities and social factors negatively affecting well-being of the nation
  • Foster local culture so as to motivate every individual to use the offered advanced health care services
  • Provide innovative approaches to elevate society and evolve its healthcare system
  • Raise the productivity of resources and promote health supporting agents
  • Underpin collective intelligence that channels different levels of complexity to reach a practical solution or an incisive decision
  • Assure the positive employment of financial and human capital to provide healthcare services
  • Invest in the decommissioning and transformation of inappropriate educational and clinical spaces
  • Facilitate the internationalization program via MOUs, international cooperation and collaboration, international agreements/contracts, International Education Program (IEP), etc.
  • Generate revenue from global health delivery projects and international programs such as medical tourism and the IEP
  • Provide expertise for both internal and external quality assurance, quality audit and accreditation activities
  • Enhance the University’s international rank as a research and teaching medical higher education institute and to measure SUMS performance against the highest international standards
  • Further high quality and accessible education and influential research experiences contributing to local and global health care demands
  • Improve the opportunities for interdisciplinary programs including research activities, study programs, and teaching practicums
  • Offer a welcoming and rewarding academic and work environment for students, faculty, and staff
  • Utilize novel technologies to support teaching, learning, assessment and research
  • Create and deliver online courses and e-learning instruction
  • Design computer-based and online examinations
  • Minimize the University’s environmental impact
  • Observe the highest standards of ethics and humanistic values


Core Values

Always as SUMS operating ethos, the following values are prioritized to underlie the University’s mission. These values serve as the foundation for SUMS commitment as a tertiary institute and healthcare contributor to providing a more equitable and inclusive atmosphere for education, practice, and research while envisioning both personal enhancement and social progress.



Vicissitude of ideas leads to gaining a trenchant perspective; thus, SUMS respects diverse scientific approaches of its community members.


In pursuit of sustaining its leadership role in Iran, SUMS exhorts scholars to exchange ideas, create an effective communicative environment, and perpetuate SUMS engaging aura. To serve its global vision, SUMS also attempts to excel its international relations and communicate its scholarly views worldwide.


SUMS endeavors to be home to people from different walks of life. SUMS believes that diversity fosters a productive academic atmosphere promoting the University’s mission and enriches a greater creative environment. Being hospitable to diverse backgrounds strengthens our understanding of each other.


Every department and division of the University are called for synergy to boost both SUMS resourcefulness and scientific progress.


Although SUMS is deemed a platform for a plethora of options, a home to diverse people, and a forum to exchange divergent ideas, it is viewed holistically and as an entity which attempts to become united with others across the globe.


Since the University embarked on its quest to medical teaching, research, and healthcare practice, excellence has been observed to utilize the available opportunities, to create new ones, and to ensure quality healthcare delivery.


Consistently seeking novle approaches to healthcare system, pedagogy, and research, innovation is among the focal values of the University to positively impact practice and experience at SUMS.


Compassion is one of SUMS true hallmarks reflected in the university’s humanitarian attitude in sympathizing with those in suffer, standing with them in their suffering, and endeavoring to alleviate their pains.


Commitment to the well-being of the national community and any other person the University community encounters, compels SUMS to provide the patients with state-of-the-art service.

Respect for the Natural Environment

SUMS recognizes human impacts on environment and ramifications that they shall consequently incur. The University, therefore, understands its responsibility toward nature and values ecological solutions and interdisciplinary practices to ameliorate environmental degradation or diminish the negative results of the activities the University may cause.    


Honesty and truth pervade SUMS words and deeds and serve as the basis for every decision the University makes.



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