The Committees Involved

  • Research Committee: responsible for promoting scientific research, including organizing training seminars.
  • Publication Assistance Committee: aims to organize research protocol discussion sessions with methodological assistance, research seminars targeting faculty members, a summer school dedicated to medical writing and communication in English, and the Faculty’s Pedagogy and Research School.
  • Ethics Committee: established in 2017, tasked with reviewing research protocols submitted by young researchers and faculty members from an ethical and deontological perspective. It is the only Tunisian ethics committee that has received international recognition through registration with the “US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Institutional Review Board (IRB).”
  • CEC Committees, some of which offer additional training dedicated to research, such as the Clinical Research CEC, Health Sciences Research CEC, Artificial Intelligence CEC, Medical English CEC, and Ethics Law CEC.
  • Thesis Committee, responsible for organizing training cycles with 6 units to be validated for the authorization to supervise theses for young assistants (<2 years), as well as a series of research seminars targeting doctoral students. The committee awards an annual thesis prize to reinforce and enhance the quality of research work conducted in the preparation of doctoral theses. The evaluation process is based on anonymous double-blind assessment of all proposed theses using a pre-established grid with clear criteria and scoring.
  • English Committee, particularly focused on enhancing communication skills for the promotion of biomedical research among both students and faculty members, with the organization of multiple scientific events.
  • Editorial Committee, established in 2020, with the mission of improving visibility and promoting research work from the Faculty through the publication of the Monastir Medical Journal ( The first issue of the journal included abstracts of theses defended at the faculty and proposed for the thesis prize.
  • Young Researchers Committee, created in January 2021, to establish a privileged link between FMM students (FCMS1, SCMS 1, 2, or 3, as well as residents from different specialties) and faculty researchers and other research organizations.

The main objectives of the committee are to identify motivated students interested in research and provide them with training in ethics, methodology, and research conduct. The committee also aims to enhance the soft skills necessary for research in these young talents to facilitate their initiation and integration into existing research teams at the FMM (fundamental, clinical, or action research and scientific innovation) through active participation in ongoing projects and support in project management.

This committee is based on the strong belief in the increasingly central role of research in medical studies specifically, and in the scientific world more generally.

A call for applications will be launched among FMM students. Profiles will be identified based on motivation letters, direct interviews, and collaboration with student representatives and various active student associations at the FMM.