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Reem J Alansari MD

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Reem Jasem Alansari, MD, (Educators ’20; Leaders ’20) is a radiologist and second year Master’s in Medical Education student at Harvard Medical School. Reem currently holds a position as instructor at the Arabian Gulf University in Bahrain. Reem’s areas of professional interest include clinical simulation and psychological safety. Reem can be followed on Twitter or LinkedIn.

Community Building in the Classroom by Design

The qualitative methods for global health research course at Harvard Medical School is a core course for two masters programs. This year the course welcomed students from seventeen different countries around the globe. For fourteen weeks, students gathered weekly to learn about qualitative research methods. For many of these students the opportunity to learn with and from new people, to network, and to experience different perspectives is a crucial part of their learning journey. Due to the unfortunate COVID-19 pandemic and the rapid transition to online learning, our teaching team made a conscious decision to make community building in the classroom a priority. Careful and thoughtful planning and a real commitment to creating a sense of community between our students became a part of each lesson plan every week.

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Guest — Fahed Almugairin

I wish I was a student at Harv...

An excellent example of how to summarize a novel teaching technique and make it easy to comprehend and appreciate. Dr. Alansari m... Read More
Thursday, 04 February 2021 2:02 AM
Guest — Fahed Almugairin

I wish I was a student at Harv...

An excellent example of how to summarize a novel teaching technique and make it easy to comprehend and appreciate. Dr. Alansari m... Read More
Thursday, 04 February 2021 2:02 AM
Guest — Nutayla Al Harthy

Nutayla Al Harthy

Very inspiring approach to community building during challenging times.....A great model for new students.
Tuesday, 09 February 2021 1:01 PM
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