Gerash University of Medical Sciences was established in 1989, after the agreement of the Council of Nationwide Expansion of Medical Universities. Doctor Malekzadeh, the Minister of Health and Medical Education at the time, inaugurated the building of the campus in 1990 in a 170-acres ground located in the northern part of Gerash.
The first round of admissions in the university was in Laboratory Sciences in 2000 (associate degree). The students began their courses in a temporary school.
In 2007, the main campus of the university was inaugurated. The campus includes a mosque, official buildings, educational buildings, an amphitheater and a conference hall, laboratory buildings, dormitories for boys and girls, dining hall, sports centers, Cellular and Molecular Research Center, etc.
The infrastructure of these buildings is approximately 43,600 square meters. There is also an area of over 26 acres of green space in the campus, containing more than 13,000 trees including palm, citrus and other trees.
The office building is 5,000 sqm.; the dining hall, 2950 sqm.; the mosque, 1200 sqm.; the dormitories, 5100 and 6,200 sqm.; the Classes, 7000 sqm.; and the labs. 13,000 sqm.
All the expenses for the buildings and the green space in the campus was paid by benevolent people of Gerash.
|7||Medical Emergency Technology||Associate||2009|
|8||Laboratory Sciences||Associate to Bachelor||2011|
|9||Surgical Technology||Associate to Bachelor||2012|
|10||Anesthesia Technology||Associate to Bachelor||2012|
The university has 30 classrooms, 8 of which have the capacity of 30 students and are equipped with laptop, video projector and screen, visual presenter. There are also a 305-seater amphitheater, a 136-seater conference hall, a 60-seater hall, and another 30-seater hall with video conferencing facility in the campus.
Currently, Gerash University of Medical Sciences comprises of four main entities: College of Nursing (with three fields, Surgical Technology, Anesthesia Technology and Nursing); College of Paramedical Sciences (with two fields, Laboratory Sciences and Medical Emergency Technology); Amir-al-Momenin Ali (PBUH) Hospital (Educational and Therapeutic Center); and the Health Center of Gerash with its related health facilities.
Faculty of Paramedical Sciences:
This is the first educational faculty in the university which began with Laboratory Sciences in 2000 in associate degree for Type 1 students (tuition-free). In 2006, the faculty accepted Type 2 students (with tuition) too.
In 2007, by adding two other fields, Surgical Technology and Anesthesia Technology, the number of the filed was increased to 3.
In 2008, the Council for Developing Higher Education agreed that these 3 fields be upgraded to bachelor degree. In the same year, the university began admitting students in Medical Emergency Technology in Associate degree. In 2012, due to the high demand in the region for practitioner technicians, and with the agreement of the Council for Developing Higher Education, the three fields of Laboratory Sciences, Surgical Technology, Anesthesia Technology were upgraded from Associate to Bachelor degree. In 2013, by establishing the College of Nursing in the university, the two fields of Surgical Technology and Anesthesia Technology were assimilated into this collage.
College of Nursing:
After establishing the Gerash Medical University in 2011, and due to the need for upgrading the quality and the quantity of the courses, the university obtained authorization for starting the field of Nursing in 2013. This new major, along with two already-existing majors, Surgical Technology and Anesthesia Technology, were then assimilated in the College of Nursing. As a result, Gerash University of Medical Science has 2 colleges now: College of Nursing,and College of Paramedical Sciences.
These 2 collages are located in a large campus which also includes dormitories, sports centers, dining halls,educational facilities, amphitheater hall,etc.