Mashhad University of Medical Sciences

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Mashhad University of Medical Sciences
دانشگاه علوم پزشکی مشهد
Mashhad University of Mehdi-cal Sciences Logo
Motto Worship of GOD through service to man
Type Public
Established 1949
President Dr.Mehrabi Bahar, Mostafa
Students 7,000
Location Mashhad, Razavi Khorasan Province, Iran
Campus Urban

Mahshad University of Medical Sciences (MUMS) is a medical school in Iran. Located in Razavi Khorasan province in the city of Mashhad, it was established in 1949 with Ferdowsi University of Mashad and separated in 1986 from its parent institution by national legislation.

The university is currently ranked as one of the best in the Middle East.[citation needed] In 2001, its department of Medicine was ranked first among the Iranian universities.[citation needed] The latest rankings put Mashhad University in 3rd place nationally.[1]

MUMS has 8 faculties, operates 32 hospitals plus 179 rural and 147 urban health care centers. Its faculty include 600 teaching staff, 1700 physicians, 140 dentists, 130 pharmacists, and 25,402 staff employees. In 2001, 7,000 students were enrolled full-time.


Mashhad Faculty of Medicine was officially opened on November 23, 1949 by Dr Zanganeh, the minister of culture. The school started out with 61 students, one associate professor and seven tutors. In 1956, when the School of Arts opened, the two schools merged to form the University of Mashhad.

In 1989, the faculties offering Medical Sciences' degrees across the country separated from the Ministry of Culture and Higher Education. New emerging medical universities have gone under management of Ministry of Health, Treatment and Medical Education. Thus the original University of Mashhad was divided into two independent universities: Ferdowsi University of Mashhad and Mashhad University of Medical Sciences.

Mashhad University of Medical Sciences operates with 8 faculties, 32 hospitals, 179 rural and 147 urban health centers. It covers an enormous area stretching from the northeast to the central parts of the country, which makes it the largest university of medical sciences providing health care and treatment services. With 597 teaching staff, 1645 MDs with different specialties, 138 dentists, 123 pharmacists and 25, 402 employees, the university provides health care and medical services to the area's large population as well as to over 25 million tourists a year.


Mashhad University of Medical Sciences is the main responsible of health of the Khorasan community. Its fundamental purpose is to ensure and improve the health of all people of Khorasan.

Schools & faculties[edit]


Research centers[edit]

  • Allergy
  • Buali Research Institute
  • Biotechnology Center
  • Cancer Research Center
  • Cardiovascular
  • Dental Research Center
  • Dental Material Center
  • Endocrinology and Metabolism
  • Endoscopic Surgery
  • ENT Research Center
  • Eye Research Center
  • Immunology
  • Lung Research Center
  • Medical Physics
  • Medical Toxicology
  • Microbiology and Virology
  • M.R.C.C. for Infertility
  • Nano Medicine
  • Neonatal Research Center
  • Neuroscience Research Center
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Oral & Maxillofacial diseases
  • Orthopedic
  • Patient Safety & Health Quality
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Pharmacological of M.P.
  • Psychiatry and Behavioral R.C.
  • Skin Disease
  • Surgical Oncology Center
  • Targeted Drug Delivery
  • Vascular and Endovascular
  • Women's Health

Admissions for foreign students[edit]

To fulfill its international standing and obligations, MUMS admits students from different countries.

Students thinking of higher education in the field of medicine or other branches of medical sciences, or of advancing your future career, can apply. In addition to a variety of BSc programs related to medical sciences, one can directly apply for professional doctoral programs in Medicine, Dentistry, and Pharmacy to get a degree from one of the best medical sciences universities.

World rankings[edit]

Webometrics Ranking of World Universities, 2012: International Rank: 1459, National Rank: 5.[2]

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