Shiraz University of Medical Sciences (SUMS) is a public medical school located in Shiraz, Iran. It is ranked as one of Iran's top medical schools, with more than 8000 students studying for 83 different degrees, and a staff of nearly 18,000 faculty and personnel. as it is one of the best medical universities in Iran, it has established an International Branch students of this branch study their terms in English. With 13 hospitals, SUMS is a regional health care provider and the main medical center in Fars Province. The Foundation of Shiraz University of Medical Sciences dates back to about 60 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 1949. The medical school is located in central Shiraz, which was founded in 1949 as a college within Pahlavi University. In 1986, the Iranian Ministry of Health, Treatment and Medical Education took over the departments and faculties in the medical sciences and SUMS became an independent institution.
Shiraz University of Medical Sciences (SUMS) is not only responsible for training students in medical areas, but also manages all public hospitals, clinics and healthcare centers in Fars Province in southern Iran. The private sector of health system in Fars is also under the surveillance of SUMS.
The following feature SUMS:
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.
SUMS display 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:
SUMS is also one of the main centers for cochlear implant Iran. Not only does it host hundreds of patients from southern Iran, it is also a well-known pivot for health tourism in Iran attracting hundreds of patients from nearby countries each year. Some of specific medical services which attracts patients to Shiraz include: