The license to set up the Iran University of Medical Sciences (IUMS), originally called “Iran Medical Center” was issued in the 103rd session of the Council for the Development of Higher Education on August 27, 1975. The schools of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Medical Sciences were the first schools which started their operations, and the first students were recruited to study medicine at the Iran Medical Center in September 1977.
Currently over 9,400 students are studying at the Iran University of Medical Sciences. Having more than 1,100 faculty members and 13,000 employees, the university provides health care services to around 5.5 million city dwellers in the west and northwest of the capital city of Tehran and the five urban cities of Shahryar, Shahr-e-Qods, Robat Karim, Mallard, and Baharestan.
Iran University of Medical Sciences is ranked among the top 500-600 universities in the world according to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022. The IUMS has also achieved the top rank addressing the "Good Health and Well-being" and placed 6th in terms of the "Quality Education” indicator in the THE Impact Rankings 2022.
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