Presently, the university benefits from 12 schools admitting students in a wide and varied range of fields from 40 fellowships, 24 sub-specialties, 34 specialties, 43 PhDs, 3 general medical fields (medicine, dentistry, and pharmacy), to 63 majors at MSC and BSC levels. The university also benefits from the full time and invaluable cooperation of 1300 academic staff that educates and train some 12500 students.
The university includes a 4 research institutes, and 62 research centers.
In addition to educating students and researching, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences is responsible for providing for and supervising health for more the 5 million citizens who live in northern and eastern parts of Tehran, and some of the cities next to the capital.
The university is basically government funded and its fundamental cornerstones include the Board of Trustees, chancellor, and the University Council. Furthermore, 7 vice -chancellors in academic & education, research, health, treatment, food & drug,logistics, and students affairs are the main wings of the university in fulfilling its tasks.