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Some programs include a Harvard Medical School HMX course and the potential to earn a certificate from Harvard Medical School depending on performance in the course. The HMX course would be taken over several weeks before, during, or after your Atlantis program depending on the space available in HMX cohorts at the time that you enroll in Atlantis.
Each HMX course is designed to give learners a solid foundation in the basic science principles that are relevant to human health and disease. Concepts are taught using whiteboard-style videos and animations and reinforced by interactive elements, true-to-life scenarios, and real patient cases to enhance learning.
Why Include an HMX Course in Some Atlantis Programs?
We believe HMX is highly complementary to Atlantis programs and to the pre-health curriculum. Your undergraduate institution focuses on delivering a good pre-health curriculum. Atlantis focuses on the experiential side (think hospital instead of classroom) of pre-health education. HMX focuses on coursework that prepares pre-meds to jump from pre-health academics to medical school academics, while providing inspiration, and (for those of you who are not sure) an additional data point that helps you assess whether medicine is for you. Neither Atlantis by itself nor your undergraduate institution by itself can deliver on this medical school experience in the way HMX does. This is why Atlantis includes an HMX course in some Atlantis programs.
Are these HMX courses (taken as part of an Atlantis program) for-credit?
Are there additional costs of taking an Atlantis program that includes an HMX course?
When would I take the HMX course relative to my in-person Atlantis program?
Beyond the time I spend on my in-person Atlantis program, how much time investment will HMX require?
Should I add my HMX course (that I have done through Atlantis) to my medical school applications?
If you list HMX on, for example, an AMCAS application, include it in the “work and activities” section, since HMX is not for credit.