Tunisia: Four Faculties of Medicine Sign Agreement With Harvard Medical School to Offer Students Access to Its Online Learning Platform
Tunis/Tunisia — 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 signed 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 said in a statement a first cohort of 40 undergraduate students will undertake the course in the coming academic year, with 200 students in total undertaking the course in the next five years.
Access to the HMX courses is being made possible by generous support from the Harvard College alumnus Hazem Ben-Gacem Tunisia Medical Education Fund, it further indicated.
The five HMX Fundamentals courses include 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.