Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences

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دانشگاه علوم پزشکی و خدمات بهداشتی درمانی کرمانشاه
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Established1968 (1968)
ChancellorHosein Karim, MD
Academic staff
398 (Fall 2016)
Administrative staff
12405 (Fall 2016)
Students4798 (Fall 2016)
Location, ,
51°22′N 35°44′E / 51.367°N 35.733°E / 51.367; 35.733
ColorsTurquoise blue and Orange          

Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences(Kums) (Persian: دانشگاه علوم پزشکی کرمانشاه‎) is a public university located in Kermanshah, Iran, founded in 1968. Kermanshah university of medical sciences consists of seven faculties that together cover a broad range of academic fields. Officially incorporated as "Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences," the university is occasionally referred to as "KUMS," an acronym derived from its initials.

About Kermanshah[edit]

The city of Kermanshah is the capital of Kermanshah Province, located in the western part of Iran. Kermanshah is the largest and central city in the western part of Iran with a population of about one million people. Kermanshah developed in the 4th century AD under the patronage of the Sassanid. The city is situated on the foothills of the Zagros mountain range, 525 km south-west of Tehran. It has many natural and historical sightseeing in the city and the towns around. The city enjoys a temperate climate and regular seasons. The people of Kermanshah are warm and friendly. The languages spoken by the people are Kurdish and Farsi. The beautiful nature, together with its people’s dialects and their spiritual and religious characters make the province substantially unique in the region. Kermanshah has a rich history of culture and civilization, possessing monuments illustrating its people’s values for life and humanity throughout historic and prehistoric periods.


About KUMS[edit]

Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences was inaugurated as the Nursing High School in 1968, and became the medical college in 1975. After the Islamic Revolution, it was further developed into the Medical University in 1985. The University has 391 faculty members and 4657 students studying at all levels of medical fields at KUMS’s faculties, and doing their practical training and placement in Teaching Hospitals. The university regulates and coordinates the activities of medical education, training and research in healthcare profession throughout Kermanshah Province. In addition to teaching and treatment, it has also been dealing with such areas as research and innovations in order to develop allied medical sciences. Among the countless research activities, the university mainly focuses on higher research programs in Basic Medical Sciences, Allied Medical Sciences and Nursing. The university also serves the recent scientific and technological leap in the country and promotes the public health by means of scientific strategies and measures.


Chancellors of Kermanshah university of medical sciences since its detachment from Razi University

  • Dr. Mohammad Bagher Fatahi, MD, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon (1986-1988)
  • Dr. Masomali Masoumi; Cardiovascular Surgeon(1988-1993)
  • Dr. Ali Razi, MD, Urologist (1993-1997)
  • Dr. Mohammad Reza Saeedi; MD, Cardiologist (1997-2005)
  • Dr. Babak Izadi, MD, Pathologist (2005-2008)
  • Dr. Samad Nori Zad, MD, Anesthesiologist (2008-2010)
  • Dr. Mohammad Reza Nikbakht, Phd, Pharmacologist (2010-2014)
  • Dr. Hosein Karim, MD, Cardiologist (2014-2017)
  • Dr. Mahmoudreza Moradi, MD, Urologist ( 2017- present )

Faculty of Medicine[edit]

Faculty of Medicine was founded in 1976. Currently, 1032 medical students are studying at this faculty, and over 2661 medical students have graduated so far. The first specialist residency recruitment was started by admitting residents of Anesthesiology in 1991. Nowadays, KUMS is pledged to admit a total number of 114 medical specialties in all medical specialty fields per year. The university is well known for its ability to develop clinical skills in medical students through one of the nation’s most robust standardized patient programs and partnerships with leading hospital systems. Currently, there are eleven basic sciences departments at the faculty of medicine, seven departments in master programs, and two departments in PhD programs, and twenty two clinical departments. A total number of 233 faculty members work in the faculty, Table 2. The Faculty of Medicine has a mission to educate science-based, skilled, and compassionate clinicians prepared to meet the challenges of practicing medicine in 21st century and conduct cutting edge biomedical research that enhances people’s life and advances the fundamental understanding of medical sciences.

Faculty of Pharmacy[edit]

Affiliated Hospitals[edit]

  • Imam Reza Hospital
  • Taleghani Hospital
  • Moetazedi Hospital
  • Imam khomeini Hospital
  • Farabi Hospital
  • Mohammad kermanshahi Hospital
  • Imam Ali Hospital

Research Centers[edit]

  • Fertility and Infertility Research Center
  • Medical Biology Research Center
  • Digestive System Research Center
  • Environmental Determinates of Health Research Center
  • Imam Ali Cardiovascular Research Center
  • Liver Diseases and Hepatitis Research Center
  • Nano drug Delivery Research Center
  • Nosocomial Infection Research Center
  • Novel Drug Delivery Research Center
  • Research Center of Oil and Fats
  • Sleep Disorders Research Center
  • Social Development and Health Promotion Research Center
  • Substance Abuse Prevention Research Center


External links[edit]

Coordinates: 35°44′54″N 51°22′52″E / 35.7483°N 51.3812°E / 35.7483; 51.3812

Table 2: Academic staff of the Faculty of Medicine according

to academic level and ranking

Faculty members Number