The Faculty of Medicine of Tunis at Tunis El Manar University, the Faculty of Medicine of Monastir, the Faculty of Medicine of Sfax, and the Faculty of Medicine of Sousse approved an agreement with Harvard Medical School to offer their students access to Harvard’s online learning platform, said the Tunisia Office, Centre for Middle Eastern Studies, Harvard University.
The centre announced in a statement that the opportunity will be open to cohorts of undergraduate medical students starting from September 2021.
This initiative is being made possible by generous support from the Hazem Ben-Gacem Tunisia Medical Education Fund. It is aimed at providing outstanding training and the opportunity to acquire more in-depth knowledge of the foundational science topics to Tunisia’s future physicians, adds the same source.
The five HMX Fundamentals courses involve biochemistry, genetics, immunology, pharmacology, and physiology
«Implementing HMX online courses will offer an excellent opportunity to Tunisia’s medical students. We hope this first initiative will establish a fruitful and long-lasting relationship between the Faculty of Medicine of Tunis and the Harvard Medical School,» Mohamed Jouini, dean of the Faculty of Medicine of Tunis was quoted as saying.
He added: «we hope this first initiative will establish a fruitful and long-lasting relationship between the Faculty of Medicine of Tunis and Harvard Medical School. For our school, this project comes as a great addition to a wider strategy of international cooperation.»
HMX courses are currently offered to students at HMS and the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, as well as through institutional partnerships around the globe.