Isfahan University of Medical Sciences
|دانشگاه علوم پزشكي اصفهان|
Isfahan University of Medical Sciences (IUMS) (Persian: دانشگاه علوم پزشکی اصفهان Dāneshgāh-e-olum-pezeshki-ye-esfahān) is a university of higher education in basic medical sciences, clinical medical sciences and health services in Iran.
Isfahan University of Medical Sciences is one of the most prestigious Iranian medical schools and admission to the University is limited to the top students who pass the national entrance examination administered yearly by the Ministry of Culture and Higher Education. The university is located in southern Isfahan, Hezarjarib street. Isfahan University of Medical Sciences provides both undergraduate and graduate programs in 32 main departments. The student body consists of about 12000 students from all the 31 Provinces of Iran and some foreign countries. Funding for Isfahan University of Medical Sciences is provided by the government and some through private investments.
Located in the southern part of Isfahan, the university was established in 1946 under the name "The Higher Institute of Health"and later was elevated to the "School of Medicine". The decision to establish the university was rooted in an idea developed by a number of doctors at Amin Hospital in 1939. Finally, the hospital's board of directors approved a plan to establish The Isfahan Higher Institute of Health in 1946. In September of the same year, an ad signed by lecturer Dr. Jelveh, then caretaker of Isfahan Province Health and Medical Treatment Department, was published in local newspapers calling on prospective students to enroll in the new institute.
The first classes were held at old Sa'di High School (now Soureh Institute). Many more students enrolled in subsequent years. Therefore, the institute had to find a larger campus to accommodate the growing number of new students.As a Result, the Isfahan University was founded to accommodate these students and establish new faculties.
On October 29, 1950, the first series of classes were held at the new campus, named University of Isfahan .The newly established school of Medicine at sa'di school and Literature College on Shahzadeh Ebrahim Street joined University of Isfahan and relocated themselves in the main campus . The university later offered programs in human sciences, engineering and medical sciences. Related programs of medical sciences, although were the parent programs of Isfahan University, were then separated from the University of Isfahan and became an independent university named Isfahan University of Medical Sciences(IUMS) in 1985. With 12 hospitals and 35 departments, the university is currently a regional health care provider and the main medical center in Isfahan Province and central Iran.
IUMS has one of the largest network of research in medical sciences. Beside the researches done in different departments of its faculties, it is now handling several research centers in central Iran.
Isfahan University of Medical Sciences (IUMS) currently publishes 14 peer reviewed journals in different fields of basic and clinical, medical and paramedical sciences. Many of these journals are indexed by international indexers. Online management services for editorial workflow of university journals has been established on 2004 and was fully operational by 2005.
IUMS governs 17 training hospitals which provide health services for the people of Isfahan province and also neighboring provinces. Stagers, Interns and residents are trained in these universities by attending faculty of IUMS training hospitals.
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