School of Medicine:
It was back in 1372 (1993) that negotiations with the ministry of hygiene and treatment were conducted on the foundation of a faculty of medicine in Dezful. Since then Dezful School of Medicine entrance for medical students was inserted in Iran University Entrance Examination leaflet. Due to the lack of required infrastructure and educational spaces, the admitted students for this entrance were educated in the Medical Sciences University of Ahwaz. Years passed under these circumstances; however, as the above mentioned problems were not solved, this share of entrance for Dezful School of Medicine was cancelled.
Nevertheless, Dezful School of Medicine and Faculty of Emergency Medical Services were both founded in 1386 (2007). By this time, this faculty began its work by the presence of 60 students, headed by DR. Moeen and educational assistance of Dr. Qasemzadeh along with three personnel members. After a while, Mrs. Moeen Mosavi, one of the faculty members of nursing and obstetrics department in the Medical Sciences University of Ahwaz, shouldered the responsibility of this faculty.
In 1388 (2009), School of Medicine was headed by Dr. Saemi and carried on its educational contributions. By this time, the ministry of hygiene and treatment permitted the education in the fields of nursing, laboratory sciences, and surgical technology anesthesia under the supervision of the Jundishapoor Medical Sciences University of Ahwaz. There were 10 personnel members and five fixed faculty members; however, some professors were also invited form the Jundishapoor Medical Sciences University of Ahwaz to commute to Dezful for required courses. In this year, 104 students were admitted to the university. The Medical School was on a constant trend of growth. By the time president Ahmadinejad travelled to Dezful, city authorities managed to negotiate with him on the issues related to the expansion of medical school to the University of Medical Sciences. However, these efforts and negotiations blossomed when in 1391 Dr. Vahideh Dastjerdi, the contemporary minister of hygiene and treatment, signed the permission of the establishment of Dezful School of Medical Sciences after her negotiations with Dezful parliament member. In fact, since 1391 Dezful School of Medical Sciences began to function independent of Jundishapoor Medical Sciences University of Ahwaz. In 1391, 28 students were admitted to enter this university. Next, in 1392, this faculty was allowed to be promoted to the level of a university and it was by then that Dezful University of Medical Sciences (DUMS) began to be after the permission of launching the department for surgical technology. Since then, this university encompasses, nursing, paramedical, and medical faculties.
The Status in quo
The educational space of this university is situated in Kooie Azadegan district and is constructed by charity supporters in Dezful. The whole space is 2000 square meter which encompasses four two-floor buildings. The central building has two floors and is as large as 1870 square meters. The administrative building is a two-floor building with an area of 1750 square meters. Library, laboratories complex, amphitheater, praying hall, self-service saloon, and classes cover an area of 2450 square meters. The area of university campus is 42 hectares. The ground plan of the campus has been devised. The needed financial credits for the campus construction are enabled by the ministry of hygiene and treatment. In fact, the campus is currently being constructed. The parts which have already been constructed by the charity supporter, Mr. Moatamed, are:
1. University mosque which has been exploited in1396 (2017).
2. The building of the medical school which has been under the construction since one and a half year ago.
3. The center of clinical skills which is being passed its stages of ground planning and surveying.
An Introduction to the field of medicine
Education in the discipline of medicine lasts for 6 years and it includes phases of basic sciences, semiology and physiopathology, clinical training, and internship.
Stage 1: (basic sciences) _ (primary stage of medical education)
This stage lasts for two years. At this stage, students pass the first phase of general, basic, and main courses whereby the students learn about anatomy of human body, physiology, biologic and pathogenic factors, body defense and immune mechanisms, and hygienic issues.
Stage 2: (semiology and physiopathology or clinical introduction)
Semiology and physiopathology are taught in the first six months of the third year of medical studies after the basic sciences are covered in the curriculum. By this stage, students become familiar with the basic physiologic mechanisms in diseases, their related influential factors, diseases demonstration, and diagnosis analytic methods.
Stage 3: (clinical training)
The purpose of this stage is to educate medical students about diseases diagnosis from clinical and laboratory perspectives and to guide them to acquire the required competencies, including higher-order inference, thoughtfulness, independence, quick and accurate conclusions. These qualifications are needed so that medical student manage to learn about the logical and proper encounters with patients as well as prevention and treatments.
Stage 4: (internship)
In this stage medical students are instructed about skill development and cultivation, strengthening the decision making competencies, improving self-confidence, completing the thought cultivation by direct exposition of interns with hygiene and treatment issues and the management of their related affairs.
Development of the educational classes
IT center of the medical school