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Shiraz University of Medical Sciences

Shiraz University of Medical Sciences (SUMS),founded in 1946, is one of the oldest medical universities nationwide. Shiraz University of Medical Sciences was first established as the "Institute of Health for Higher Education".This institute was turned into the Faculty of Medicine in 1949."Nemazee Higher Institute for Nursing" and the School of Dentistry were founded in 1954 and 1970 respectively.

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The Foundation of Shiraz University of Medical Sciences (SUMS) dates back to about 70 years ago when Shiraz Institute of Higher Health Education admitted a few medical students (1945). The High Institute of Health developed into Medical Faculty in 1946.


SUMS displays a good deal of tradition as well as modernity, aiming at training students, utilizing high-quality education and research. Since its foundation, SUMS has been active as one of the largest and most reputable universities in Iran and the Middle East and an influential figure in the region, regarding the services it offers to the students as well as the patients. SUMS is particularly proud of being considered by  the Iran Ministry of Health, Treatment and Medical Education as the main hub of four scientific areas as follows:

  • The hub of liver transplantation
  • The hub of clinical immunology
  • The hub of clinical Microbiology
  • The hub of advanced electronic learning


Over 900 faculty members and more than 25000 personnel are working at SUMS in different areas including health, treatment, research and education. Currently, over 9000 students are studying in a variety of academic disciplines at SUMS schools and research centers. 

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Student services

As a new student you might feel confused about the new setting that you have entered, which can be annoying.Thus, we have planned an orientation program for international students who are new at SUMS. This orientation program can help you get acquainted with the campus, administration staff and offices as well as some areas of the city. 

Housing services

SUMS provides all students with well-equipped dormitories in Shiraz. All students admitted to any program including Doctor of Medicine (M.D.), Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.M.D.) and Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) programs will be staying in Shiraz during their studies. We provide dormitories for all students, both girls and boys.

ICT services

  • Free WiFi available across the campus and in the dormitory
  • 10 GB Internet per month
  • Online internet service and support center
  • Online library system
  • Online dining system
  • Online book store
  • Free computer pools in SUMS schools
  • Free access to scientific research databases 

Student Life

Sports facilities

Sports Extracurricular Activities offered by SUMS:

  • Organizing exercise programs in the fields of football, futsal, volleyball, basketball, table tennis, chess, badminton, taekwondo, wrestling, swimming, track and field, horse riding, shooting, karate and climbing for boys.
  • Organizing exercise programs in the fields of football, volleyball, basketball, swimming, table tennis, chess, badminton, fitness, track and field, horse riding, archery, yoga and climbing for girls.
  • Arranging Sports competitions among boys in the fields of Ping pong, football, soccer, Badminton, volleyball, basketball, chess, powerlifting, taekwondo, swimming, track and field, wrestling, tennis and archery based on the annual sports calendar.

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