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Department of Psychiatry

The Department of Psychiatry is located within the University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation sciences (USWR) in the northern part of Tehran and established in 1993.The main site of this department is the Razi Psychiatric Educational and Treatment Center in Shahr-e-Ray city, South- east of Tehran. This hospital is the largest psychiatric hospital in the region.

Each year 8 new residents, who have passed the difficult national exams, enter the psychiatric residency program of the USWR. Since the beginning of our residency program, nearly 80 psychiatrists have graduated from our university.


What is Psychiatry?

Psychiatry is the fastest growing branch of medicine that deals with diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation, and research in mental disorders. Psychiatry is a scientific major that takes into account all biological, psychological, social, and spiritual aspects of human beings. However, psychiatry can help people who do not regard themselves as mentally ill or mentally disturbed, as well to develop their personalities and lead a happier and more perfect and satisfying lives.


In the coming 5years, our psychiatric residency program with respect to educational, treatment, research, and rehabilitation standards will be among the first 3 programs in the region.

Our primary mission is educating psychiatrists who are aware of the rich and valuable Iranian scientific, spiritual and cultural heritage, and meanwhile skilled in modern day knowledge of neuroscience, and feel indebted to the Iranian people who have provided them with the possibilities and facilities to learn and become a psychiatrist.


Although the department of psychiatry of USWR is one of youngest among its kinds, however, it had many notable achievements during the recent years. Among them:

1.       Training 80 eminent psychiatrists that some of them are in the educational, managerial, and research positions in Iran.

2.       Two postgraduate trainees of our department have achieved the second place in board examinations and 3 of them have achieved the third place in the board examinations.

3.       Our department is among a few departments of psychiatry that complete all the details of the 4 years curriculum of psychiatric residency.


Research is the foundation for teaching and clinical practice in psychiatry department. Our academics and students are engaged in educational, research and therapy activities and run the 6 educational wards (including a subspecialty ward of child and adolescent psychiatry, and an emergency ward), one emergency clinic, 2 child and adolescent psychiatry clinics in Akhavan and Rofeideh centers, one adolescent and Geriatric clinic in Akhavan Center, and one addiction clinic in Kamrani Polyclinic.

Services We Offer/ Clinics

As a psychiatry student you will also develop skills in learning, problem solving and decision making which are necessary parts of working as a psychiatrist.

Our nationally and internationally recognized faculty members provide you with the highest quality of work experience in different associated centers. These centers include:

Razi Psychiatric Educational and Treatment Center

Rofeideh Rehabilitation Hospital

Akhavan Rehabilitation Center

Kamrani Polyclinic

Our People

A number of academics and administrative staff are the cornerstone our departmental operations. They provide support for students and the program.


Department of Psychiatry, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Koodakyar End Close, Student Blvd., Post Code: 1985713834, Evin, Tehran, Iran

Tel: (+98) 21-22180083-92

More Information

More information about our programs, staff and services can be found at the following link: http://psychiatry.uswr.ac.ir/