Iran University of Medical Sciences (IUMS) is one of the largest public medical universities in Iran, founded in 1974 in Tehran, located near Milad Tower, which is the sixth-tallest tower in the World. As of 1986, the University conducts all academic activities under the administrative authority of the Ministry of Health and Medical Education.It is among the most well-known academic health centers both nationally and regionally. Its students rank among the top 1% of Iran's students in the national ranking entrance exams for universities.
The University operates ten schools (Medicine, Nursing & Midwifery, Public Health, Health Management and Information Sciences, Mental Health & Behavioral Sciences, Rehabilitation Sciences, Advanced Technologies in Medicine, Allied Medical Sciences and Medicine and Pharmacy in its International Campus), two centers, two institutes, twenty-nine research centers, seventeen teaching and fifteen non-teaching hospitals in Tehran.
IUMS admits international applicants to almost all degree programs, including health care professional programs such as medicine, pharmacy, and nursing. It is accredited with premier status by the Accreditation Service for International Colleges (ASIC), which is recognized by the United Kingdom Department for Education and Skills (DfES), and the UK Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted).