and Stay Ahead
Learn online with Harvard Medical School
Earn a certificate from Harvard Medical School and
hit the ground running for the next stage of your career.
Pursuing a health care career?
- Develop your understanding of topics important for medical school and other health care programs
- Get an inside look at how fundamental concepts apply to real-life patient care
- Focus your studying and build confidence for your next step
Want to help your students succeed?
Working on projects related to health care?
- Build foundational knowledge to collaborate more effectively across disciplines or topic areas
- Learn more about the science behind today’s health care innovations
- Connect the dots between your work and the practice of medicine
Want to give your company an edge?
Courses include Physiology, Biochemistry, Genetics, Immunology, and Pharmacology.
Highly Visual and Interactive
Complex material comes to life through visually engaging
explanations rather than traditional lectures and PowerPoint slides.
“The course really challenged my understanding of new topics.”
Build knowledge of the systems that keep bodies functioning.
Learn how the body fights disease - and how new therapies can help.
Gain insight into how molecular interactions impact medicine.
Understand how the human genome relates to health and disease.
Learn how drugs impact the body - and how that affects patient care.
What Makes HMX
Courses So Effective?
Course components designed to maximize your learning.
Real-world stories let you explore concepts, providing relevance and integration of key principles.
Illustrative visuals guide you through complex processes in a step-by-step, self-paced way.
“The visuals were awesome – they were easy to understand and easy to navigate.”
Clear, concise, and visually engaging explanations from expert Harvard Medical School faculty teach key concepts in digestible segments, using writing, drawing, and animations along with conversational tone.
Explore topics through active learning and experimentation with simulations and other uniquely responsive visuals.
Focus on the concepts that matter for your future by tying your learning to real clinical applications. Venture inside the hospital or other clinical setting with outstanding HMS clinicians. These videos bring you closer to the practice of medicine and give you a glimpse into your future.
“I really liked learning about a concept and then listening to the patients talk about their disease.”
Quiz Questions &
Check your understanding, enhance your learning, and measure your progress. Quizzes at the beginning and end of each course showed significant learning gains for students at all levels of background knowledge. In HMX Immunology, students showed an average of 83% improvement in score.
Downloadable for digital or paper-based note taking workflows, these visually crafted documents help you synthesize and review key topics.
Learn From a Trusted Source
Courses are led by Harvard Medical School faculty, working in collaboration with a multi-disciplinary team of experts in biomedical visualization, assessment, and the science of learning to create a unique learning experience that will stay with you.
These are the same online courses taken by incoming Harvard Medical School students (including incoming medical, dental, and immunology graduate students) prior to starting school to prepare for their rigorous curriculum. HMX courses are also used in the new Harvard Medical School curriculum as part of a “flipped classroom” model of teaching.