Gilan University of Medical Sciences

Guilan University of Medical Sciences (GUMS) was founded in 1984 as a state-run university under the Ministry of Health, Treatment, and Medical Education in Iran. It is located in Rasht, the capital city of Guilan province, which borders the Caspian Sea and Russia, and the Republic of Azerbaijan in the north. GUMS has eight schools which include clinical and basic sciences, including the School of Medicine, School of Pharmacy, Nursing and Midwifery School of Shahid Beheshti, School of Health, and School of Dentistry, all located in Rasht. The School of Allied Medical Sciences and Nursing and Midwifery School of Langeroud are situated in the Eastern Guilan Educational Complex in the city of Langeroud. Additionally, the university has an international college in the port city of Bandar-e-Anzali, a crucial seaport in northern Iran.


GUMS offers comprehensive programs in clinical sciences, which includes M.D., Residency (Specialty and Subspecialty), and Fellowship, as well as various undergraduate and postgraduate programs in basic sciences. The university supervises over twenty specialized research centers, such as Road Trauma, Neuroscience, Medical Biotechnology, Medical Education, and Interventional Cardiovascular. With more than 420 faculty members, GUMS trains over 5000 students in different medical fields. The affiliated hospitals of the university in Rasht are Poursina, Heshmat, Razi, Amir al-Momenin, Al-Zahra, and Velayat, and the institution has several other affiliated hospitals in other cities within the province.

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