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Kerman Medical University (KMU) was founded in 1978 with 50 students who were admitted to study medicine. In 1981, faculty of nursing was established and later in 1984 the first group of oral and dental hygiene students were admitted followed by establishment of the faculty of health. Currently, Kerman University of Medical Sciences is ranked as one of the top ten medical universities in Iran. KMU intends to be an overarching, transformative, innovative and accountable academic body trusted by students, academics, and industries and the private sector. KMU aims to be recognized as a collaborative environment, open to the free exchange of ideas and opinions, pursuing a broad agenda of research and creative activities in order to give the gifted or talented individuals a chance to flourish.



Vice-Chancellor for Education Affairs

While observing educational standards, Vice-Chancellor for Education Affairs moves towards responding to the scientific and research needs of the society by developing and improving the process of educational planning for the alumni, and, furthermore, adopting principles of comprehensive quality management and modern technology in the path of social, cultural, and economic growth and development of the society. Vice-Chancellor for Education Affairs is responsible for training specialized and committed manpower that endeavor to maintain and enhance community health, using skills and affection, while emphasizing social justice. Different faculties try to gain these goals.


Faculty of Dentistry

Kerman Center of Oral Hygienists was founded in 1985, headed by Dr. Alireza Fathieh. In 1987, having admitted three cycles of oral hygienist students; it transformed into the Dental School and started accepting students in Doctorate of Dental Surgery program. The first group of alumni of Kerman Dental School graduated in 1993. Starting in 2000, and following the launch of Oral Medicine Specialty Program, our Dental School embarked upon educating specialty students. To this date, we maintain graduate studies in Specialty Doctorate and PhD programs in nine majors. We consider it our mission to enhance oral and maxillofacial health of the public through nurturing D.D.S. and specialty doctorate dental students, and basic and applied research across different fields of the dental major. We believe that, relying on prominent faculty and employing of capable, competent, and committed man power, we are able to lead southeastern universities in theoretical and clinical dental education, dental research, and public dental health.


Faculty of Management and Information Sciencs

During the years 1989 to 1994, majors of Medical Records, Medical Library and Information Science, and Hospital Management, were approved and commenced admission in the Paramedical and Public Health Schools.Given the need to bring together subjects pertaining to information technology and management and information science, the Development Council of Kerman Medical University issued the license for the establishment of the School of Management and Information Science in 1996. In the following year, a building was procured.Currently, this school is providing services to students in three B.Sc., five M.Sc. and one PhD programs, relying on 17 faculty members, 6 faculty on scholarship and 26 staff members.


Faculty of Medicine

Afzalipour Medical School commenced educational and research activities in Nourieh endowed estate, in 1977, having admitted 50 medical students. The actual growth and development of the Medical School occurred after the Iranian Revolution. The foundation of the current Afzalipour Medical School was laid by late Mr. Alireza Afzalipour, in a property of 17,000 m2. Said complex was composed of four buildings titled Pasteur, Razi, Hippocrates, and Avicenna, at the overall standing area of 15,500 m2. Faculty of medicine is composed of four buildings titled Pasteur, Razi, Hippocrates, and Avicenna, at the overall standing area of 15,500 m2, 9 Classrooms, 15 Laboratories and 3 Conference halls. Majors and Programs: Doctor of Medicine Program, MPH and Family Medicine program.


Faculty of Midwifery and Nursing

Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery is the oldest and the biggest Nursing Faculty in South-East of Iran. The Faculty is known as a pioneer in three pillars of nursing (education, research, and practice). It is also involved in the national level policy making and activities. Being involved in international activities (international students, collaboration, research projects) is also a part of its policy. Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery is proud of its history of education for fifty-five years and pioneering position in research. Established in 1962, this faculty has always been one of the reputed schools in the country and region. The nursing education program was first initiated as a two-year hospital-based Diploma and then a three-year Bachelor’s Degree in nursing, Anesthesia, Operating Room, Health; however, it developed steadily over years and resulted in a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs that we offer today. We aim to discover, disseminate and apply new knowledge through undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs of excellent quality and within a vibrant supportive learning and research environment.


Faculty of Allied Medicine

Faculty of Allied Medicine was founded in 1977 admitting students in associate degree programs in School Health, Laboratory Science, and Industrial and Occupational Health. Subsequently, adding associate degree programs in Radiology, Anesthesiology, Operating Room and Medical Records, and suspending the former health programs, this school embarked upon man power training. The health programs were transferred to the School of Health in 1988, following the completion of construction of Medical and Paramedical School, in addition to associate degree program in Medical Records, subsequent to the establishment of School of Medical Management and Information Science. We are, currently, based in Block D of the university campus, accepting students into majors of Anesthesiology and Operating Room, Radiology, Laboratory Science, and Physiotherapy, in Associate Degree and B.Sc. programs, relying on independent organizational chart and resident independent administration. After 24 admission cycles, the number of graduated students of our school has increased from the initial 80 to more than 3000, in associate degree and B.Sc. programs in Laboratory Science, and associate degree in Anesthesiology and Radiology.


Faculty of Pharmacy

The duration of study at this school is nearly 6 years, during which the students pass 216 theoretical, practical, training, and internship credits. Up to now, a total number of 897 individuals have been graduated from this school as Doctors of Pharmacy, and 6 individuals as Bachelor of Pharmacy. From among our alumni, 52, relying on their endeavor and perseverance, managed to surpass their peers from other schools and were admitted into pharmacy fellowship programs, home and abroad, some of whom have been awarded scholarships by this school and some other, have been employed by other schools of pharmacy.


Faculty of Public Health

Kerman School of Public Health commenced operation at the Medical School Complex, in Modiriat St, in 1987, having accepted 53 students (18 students in Family Health Associate degree and 35 students in Bachelor of Public Health) and 4 faculty members. It was relocated to a leasehold property in Emam Khomeini St, in 1988. By 1989, construction of the building of the school of Public Health, within the main campus of the university was officially ordered as a national project. The school was once again relocated in 1991 to Ferdowsi St, and finally, in 1998, it was moved to the main building, located in the campus. Dr. Fereidoun Nouhi, Dr. Hossein Keshavarz, Dr. Iraj Sharifi, and Dr. Mohammad Malakoutian, were among the players in the establishment of this school.


Faculty of Persian Medicine

There is a long brilliant history of medicine and treatment in Iran, with numerous renowned scholars emerging in this area, whose works have been resources for teaching and research at the most prominent educational centers across the world. Traditional medicine in Iran is rooted in Zarathustra’s teaching and the Avesta, with indications in Ferdowsi’s poetry surrounding the character ‘Jamshid’. Iranian traditional medicine is a mixture of old medicine of the Persian Plateau, eastern medicine, Greek medicine, orally-transmitted medicine, and Islamic medicine, derived from sayings by Islamic religious leaders. In the Islamic era, a group of physicians (especially among Iranians) emerged, and with brilliant talent, made themselves known throughout the time. Razi, Avicenna, Mojavezi, Movafagh Heravi, Jurjani, and Hakim Mu’min were the most distinguished.


Vice-Chancellor for Research

Vice-Chancellor for Research endeavors to bring about the qualitative enhancement of activities of Education, Health, and Treatment Divisions by creating the need and triggering the motivation for research in said divisions, to align these activities along the production of knowledge and meeting the needs of the society and industry, and to minimize their dependence on  government funds. This Office is responsible for:

  • Determining and enacting research policies of the university, reviewed by the University Council
  • Offering  suggestions on modification or development of the university’s research affairs
  • Reviewing the Research Bylaws of the University and suggesting the required amendments, according to the current and future requirements
  • Accepting research projects to propose in research committees, and supervising good performance of the University’s research activities
  • Managing and supervising the establishment and operation/function of research centers


The Incubator Center

The Incubator Center of KMU was established in 1389 under the Vice-Chancellor for Research and Technology. This center is active to help establish the enterprises in the field of health and technology. The aim of this center is to provide entrepreneurs with facilities, a creative environment and professional advice in order to work on innovation, as well as the potential of developing a strong and powerful network of contacts with important parties in health and technology and with other entrepreneurs who are going through the same process.



Vice-Chancellor for Student and Cultural Affairs

Vice-Chancellor for Student and Cultural Affairs to provide the students, as significant forces in all-round national development, with student and cultural support, brought forth by a dynamic environment, and endeavoring towards the wellbeing, growth, sublimation, and strengthening of epistemic, religious, social, and cultural understanding of students and in this way prepares purposeful assets to the society.


Directorate of International Relations

The development of international relations of medical universities, as one of the most important programs of the Ministry of Health and Medical Education, has attracted attentions and the post-sanction atmosphere has opened a proper window to improve international relations to promote accountability and health needs.

In this regard, the Directorate of International Relations of KMU was established in 1394 with the aim of increasing the international relations and meeting the international needs of the University by exploring possible ways to deepen academic cooperation with different countries such as Cyprus, Syria, U.S.A, England and France. It has paved the way for implementing the MOUs and developing international cooperation and has already stepped forward to take more efficient actions to achieve goals regarding enhancing academic ties between KMU and other universities. While concentrating on the UK, Ireland, Greece, Cyprus and Pakistan, we are looking out for academic partners worldwide to expand our scientific cooperation and exchange medical information in education and research.


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