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Introduction: Vision of IRAN 1404 and the forth plan of development should be used as guidelines to move to vision for strategic planning in all developing sectors, and including ministry of health and medical education. Strategic planning in clinical specialties is no exception. This study was done with the overall aim of analysis of the strategic plans of the clinical specialties to determine their alignment with the vision 1404 and the fourth plan ofdevelopment. Methods: To acheive to aim of study 3 following actions was dine the following steps were taken for data thering. A) The vision 1404 and the fourth plan of development were reviewed to find out their supporting items for rategic planning in clinical specialties. B) Data base of ISI were gathered from 23/April/2009 to 25/April/2009 and the data n the current standing and the trend of scientific development of the Iran and the regional countries were down loaded, categorized and analyzed. C) The strategic plans of the clinical specialties were read and analyzed. Findings: It seems that all of the clinical specialties have prepared their strategic plans with some inspiration from the vision 1404 and the fourth plan of development. Their vision not only includes the top scientific ranking in the region, but in some clinical specialties it indicates top scientific ranking worldwide. The mission of the all clinical specialties are in complete alignment with their vision. However, between the visions and the missions in one side, and the strategic goals and the action plans on the other side, is a clear inconsistency. First, the strategic goals have missed their support from the visions and the missions as directional strategies. Second, it seems that implementation of the action plans will not lead to the realization of the strategic goals. Conclusion: In summary, the clinical specialties have taken into consideration the content of the vision 1404 and the fourth plan on development. However, the gap between the visions and the missions from one side, and the strategic goals and the action plans from the other side, must be taken into account seriously. In spite of some shortcomings, strategic planning in clinical specialties offer some practical lessons. These lessons might be used inthe future sessions of the strategic planning.