Standing Commitee on Professional Exchange is an educational program that opens all the borders for future Latvian healthcare professionals. Our SCOPE team believes that there are no limits when it comes to personal development, self-reliance, and openness in becoming future health professionals

SCOPE offers to medical students internships in best hospitals all around the world – from Brazil to Japan! SCOPE aims to give all students the opportunity to develop skills and gain experience from medical professionals, discover new health systems, new cultures and to enhance their global health and intercultural understanding.

How does Professional Exchange work?

LaMSA organize an exchange for medical students. An exchange student is supervised by a medical professional (doctor) provided by the hosting NMO (IFMSA National Member Organization). The exchange program lasts 4 weeks and is mainly organized during the summer months – July and August.

Who can apply and participate?

The exchange is open to any medical student who has begun clinical studies (years 3 – 6).

What should you know about the competition?

The competition takes into account:

  • Your LaMSA Activity Points
  • Beyond LaMSA activities
  • Grades
  • Letter of motivation
  • Volunteering or work in the medical field

What expenses to take in account?

  • Bilateral exchange fee
    • 245 eur – LaMSA member with at least 25 points
    • 290 eur – all the other medical students in Latvia
  • Unilateral exchange fee – set by hosting NMO
  • Travel expenses

What is unilateral and bilateral exchange?

Bilateral Contracts: where the participating countries exchange two students (one from each country) between themselves.

Unilateral Contracts: where a single student participates in the exchange.

What is included in the exchange fee?

The incoming student is offered a one-month clerkship at the hospital and department of his or her choice, lodging at a student facility or with a host family, and at least one meal per day.

Countries available for exchange in 2020:

Bilateral contracts:

  1. Austria
  2. Bosnia and Herzegovina
  3. Brazil
  4. Brazil (IFMSA-Brazil)
  5. Bulgaria
  6. Chile
  7. China
  8. Colombia
  9. Croatia
  10. Croatia
  11. Czech Republic
  12. Egypt
  13. Georgia
  14. Germany
  15. Greece
  16. Hungary
  17. In France
  18. India
  19. Indonesia
  20. Italy
  21. Japan
  22. Jordan
  23. Lebanon
  24. Macedonia
  25. Mexico
  26. Morocco
  27. Oman
  28. Panama
  29. Peru
  30. Portugal
  31. Quite
  32. Romania
  33. Russia
  34. Serbia
  35. Slovakia
  36. Slovenia
  37. South Korea
  38. Spain
  39. Spain – Catalonia
  40. Sweden
  41. Switzerland
  42. Taiwan
  43. Tatarstan
  44. The Netherlands
  45. Tunisia
  46. Turkey
  47. Ukraine

Unilateral contracts:

  1. Israel


SCOPE coordinator – Julia Ruokomäki
To learn more about the exchange feel free to write to [email protected]