Babol University of Medical Sciences is the first educational therapeutic in the north of Iran which is located in an area of 40 acres in the south of Babol. This place used to be a beautiful garden in the time of Safavid Shah Abbas I (1587 to 1629 A.D.) and a palace was built in it by Reza Shah in 1931 which now functions as the central library. This building is registered in the list of Iran’s national heritage.
The university was established after the Islamic revolution in 1983 and the first group of students of medicine entered the university on February 11, 1986.
The university was promoted to type I in 2013; it has seven schools and seven educational therapeutic centers. The schools are medicine, dentistry, paramedicine, nursing and midwifery, nursing (Ramsar), traditional medicine and the international unit. The centers are Ayatollah Rouhani Hospital, Shahid Beheshti Hospital, Shahid Yahya Nezhad Hospital, Amirkola Children’s Hospital, Fatima Al-zahra center for fertility and infertility, Shahid Rajayee Hospital (Babolsar), and 17 Shahrivar Hospital (Marzikola). The university has more than 300 faculty members, more than 700 therapeutic personnel, and more than 3000 medical students.