Shiraz University of Medical sciences

About us

Location Shiraz, Iran Funding Type Public
No of Students 10000 Establishment University
Founded In 1946 Estimated Cost of Living 4000 USD
Address 6th Floor, Central building of Shiraz University of Medical Sciences Zand St.

Shiraz University of Medical Sciences (SUMS) is one of the oldest and finest medical schools in Iran. Located in the heart of Shiraz, SUMS is rich in tradition and heritage and at the same time consistently at the forefront of new developments and innovations in medical education and research. At SUMS we are dedicated to inspiring diverse students of exceptional promise to become leaders and innovators in science and medicine for the betterment of humanity.

 Since its foundation in 1946, SUMS has been a strong presence in the community and prides itself on educating the leaders of tomorrow in patient care, biomedical research, and medical education. SUMS educates and trains more than 10,000 students and residents in 17 colleges and has nearly 30,000 employees, including approximately 900 faculty members.

At SUMS academic excellence, as well as compassion for the patients we are privileged to serve, are stressed. Skillful compassion is truly a hallmark of SUMS learning experience. SUMS consistently ranks among the top three medical universities in Iran and is also considered to be the main hub of:

  • Organ Transplantation (liver, heart, kidney, etc.)
  • Cochlear Implant
  • Interventional Radiotherapy
  • Interventional Radiology
  • Minimally Invasive Surgeries (Laparoscopy)
  • Bone Marrow Transplantation
  • Surgical and Interventional Cardiology Procedures
  • Ophthalmic Surgical Procedures (Eye Surgeries and Procedures)
  • Interventional Urology
  • Interventional Oncology
  • Interventional and Surgical Orthopedics
  • Interventional Thoracic Surgery
  • Interventional Infertility Treatment
  • Cancer Chemotherapy
  • Coronary Angiography
  • Hepatic Angiography
  • Cancer Radiation Therapy and Chemotherapy
  • Orthopedic Surgeries
  • Fetal Surgery
  • Treatment of Infertility by Means of IVF Technology
  • Spine Surgery
  • Neurosurgery Procedures
  • Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • Advanced Electronic Learning
  • Clinical Immunology 
  • Clinical Microbiology 


41 Public Hospitals and Clinics (Including 14 Teaching Hospitals)

17 Schools

63 Research Centers

 6 Incubators

Over 1716 Scientific Publications in 2016

23 International Journals in English Language

Several MOUs  with prestigious universities worldwide

17 Libraries

71754 Books in Persian Language

34568 Books in English Language