Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences and Health Services

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Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences
دانشگاه علوم پزشكي و خدمات بهداشتي درماني شهيد صدوقي يزد
PresidentDr. Mohammad Reza Mirjalili
Academic staff
Central Administration, Bahonar Sq.
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LanguagePersian and English

Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences is a public university located in the center of Iran in the World Heritage city of Yazd. The university offers degrees in 102 programs in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, nursing, midwifery, paramedical sciences, and health services ranging from associate degrees to sub-specialties and fellowships. The university administers 9 hospitals and over 90 clinics throughout the city and province of Yazd.


Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences started its academic life as the first Iranian medical university founded after Islamic revolution by 45 medical students. The department was then converted into a University of Medical Sciences by the Ministry of Health and Medical Education in 1994. To date, over 20000 health professionals have been graduated from SSU in all branches of health care, including health, medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, nursing, midwifery, and paramedical sciences.


University Main Working Areas

The University serves in these four areas of expertise: Education, Research, Health promotion, and Clinical affairs.

According to Iran’s health care system, the president of medical sciences university in each province is in charge of the whole health care system and related educational

affairs of that province. Therefore, the following facilities are supervised by the president:

• University schools

• Research centers

• Health centers

• Hospitals and clinics

• Pharmacies

• Laboratories

• Food and drug associations

Academic Programs

102 Degree Programs

Professional Doctorates

Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy

Undergraduate Programs

2 Associate Degree

19 Bachelor’s Degree

Postgraduate Programs

32 Master’s Degree

17 Medical Specialties

10 Dental Specialties

1 Medical Sub-specialty

10 Ph.D. by Course

5 Ph.D. by Research

2 Fellowships


21 Non-Degree Programs with scholarship


1. International Campus

2. Medicine

3. Dentistry

4. Pharmacy

5. Public Health

6. Nursing and Midwifery

7. Paramedical Sciences

8. Traditional Medicine

9. Nursing (Meybod)

10. Paramedical Sciences (Abarkooh)

Research Centers

1. Research and Clinical Center for Infertility

2. Stem Cell Biology

3. Recurrent Abortion

4. Cardiovascular Diseases

5. Diabetes

6. Industry-Caused Diseases

7. Social Determinants of Health

8. Health and Food Safety

9. Infectious and Tropical Diseases

10. Social Determinants of Oral Health

11. Hematology and Oncology

12. Otorhinolarygology

13. Children Growth Disorders

14. Nursing and Midwifery Care

15. Reproductive Immunology

16. Trauma

Other facilities

15 Dormitory sites accommodating over 2000 students (FREE Accommodations with optional VIP services for International Students)

13 Libraries with over 124,000 books and access to electronic resources

17 Journals

56 School Laboratories

5 University Hospitals

University Language Center

Various sport facilities

Various sport facilities

See also

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