The faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy is a branch of the University of Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdallah and was inaugurated by The King Mohammed VI in the 20th of October 1999. It was created to decentralize the medical studies and achieve a higher level of education; establishing the teaching hospital Hassan II to both train young medical staff and then later implant them in the region in order to have regional and more accessible medical care.

The creation of the heritage commission in the faculty was approved in 24 October 2013 and it officially began its activities in January 2014, it has already hosted 3 History of Medicine seminars and participated in 2 international congresses. It has for mission to study and promote the history of medicine and science, contribute to the preservation and the conservation of documents and testimonies from the past of medical science; the main idea is to arouse the interest of eager medical students and health professionals for the history of the medical science. The other mission of the commission is to establish partnerships with both national and international organizations that share the same passion about this topic. Finally the heritage commission contributes to many scientific publications around the history of medical science.



USMBA or University of Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdallah was established according to high royal directives aiming to bring together students and researchers, providing the right environment for education and expand Fez’s regional development.  Since its creation in the 17th October 1975 corresponding to the 11th Chaoual 1395 in the lunar calendar, University of Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdallah didn’t stop expanding adding more educational structures and establishments, hiring more professors, researchers and administrative staff in the purpose of delivering a high level of education to an increasing number of medical students. The USMBA has for mission to ensure an enabling environment for both research and education in different fields such as science, engineering, economics, law and human studies, giving it a respectable place in the kingdom’s academic system. A valuable number of highly trained executives and technicians graduate every year and engage in the enhancement of the region’s socio-economic development. Today, the university is engaging in a vast reform enabling it to open up to new and more diversified fields, creating new career’s perspectives.



« ISHIM is the International Society for the History of Islamic Medicine. It was established in December 2000 by a group of scholars who were interested and enthusiastic about the work done by our ancestor Arab Muslim physicians and scientists.  As, there is a consensus amongst researchers of the history of medicine that early Arab and Muslim physicians had played a very important role in the development of medical science during the renaissance of Islamic civilization, which spanned for eight centuries. This was achieved through translating earlier medical and scientific scripts and developing these sciences in the light of their clinical expertise. Despite this fact, it is well-known that, as yet, the full potential of the Islamic medical heritage has not been investigated in a way that shows its real role and importance in the development of modern medicine; especially its effect on the European Renaissance. So far, only a little part of this important heritage has been studied or come to light. Most of the scripts of Islamic medicine are dusting on the shelves of private and some public libraries around the world. Hence, ISHIM’s main objective is to highlight such work and bring to light the inventions made, how it triggered the development of modern science and medicine and to revive this heritage while spreading its information on an international level »



The Foundation for Science, Technology and Civilisation (FSTC) is a British not-for-profit, non-political, and non-religious organisation founded in 1999. It is dedicated to researching and popularising the history of pre-Renaissance civilisations, especially the Muslim civilisation, that have had an impact upon the scientific, technological and cultural heritage of our modern world.

FSTC has created and supported numerous educational initiatives. The most popular of these initiatives are, and the 1001 Inventions global project, which has engaged with millions of people through films, publications, exhibitions and educational products.

FSTC’s work has received support from academics, educators, diplomats, legislators and heads of states, as well as various private and government agencies from the United Kingdom and around the world. It has been praised for its positive impact on inter-cultural appreciation, social cohesion, and the promotion of science.