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 2021:

Bilateral contracts:

  1. Austria
  2. Bosnia and Herzegovina
  3. Brazil (DENEM)
  4. Brazil (IFMSA-Brazil)
  5. Bulgaria
  6. Chile
  7. China
  8. Croatia
  9. Czechia
  10. Egypt
  11. France
  12. Georgia
  13. Germany
  14. Greece
  15. India
  16. Indonesia
  17. Italy
  18. Japan
  19. Jordan
  20. Korea
  21. Lebanon
  22. Macedonia
  23. Mexico
  24. Morocco
  25. Oman
  26. Palestine
  27. Panama
  28. Peru
  29. Portugal
  30. Romania
  31. Russia
  32. Slovakia
  33. Spain
  34. Spain – Catalonia
  35. Sweden
  36. Switzerland
  37. Taiwan
  38. Tatarstan
  39. Turkey
  40. Ukraine
  41. Uzbekistan


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