Professional Exchange (SCOPE)

SCOPE Professional Exchange Competition for Summer 2020

Accepting of applications of the contest: 01.10.2019- 15.10.2019
Announcement of the results:
01.11.2019 -07.11.2019

Standing Commitee on Professional Exchange (SCOPE) is a full educational program offering clerkships to medical students abroad. This programme allows medical students to discover new health systems, new cultures and to enhance their global health and intercultural understanding. LaMSA participates in this Standing Commitee since 2003.

How the SCOPE exchanges work?

IFMSA member organisations (National Medical Student Associations) organizes exchanges for their incoming medical students.

In exchange of a participation 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.

The language of instruction is either English or the language of the host country. In order to complete the clerkship, the exchange student must show adequate knowledge of the English language or the native language of the host country. Clerkships are purely educational and students will not receive a salary. During the exchange, the student has the chance to observe a different health care system and learn from foreign tutors. All students are assigned to a physician supervisor, who acts as a tutor and mentor.

Mission of the SCOPE working group

Professional exchange programme working group have goals to promote cooperation between medical students and specialists from different medical fields, encourage growth and development of medical students as well as promote communication and tolerance between people from different cultural backgrounds.

Who can participate in the exchange?

Any medical student who has started their clinical subjects (years 3 to 6) can participate in the exchange.

What should you know about exchange programme contest?
Evaluation criteria:

  • Your LaMSA activity points
  • External activity points
  • Motivation letter
  • Medical knowledge (Grades)
  • Volunteering or  Work in healthcare field
  • Academic Years

What about expenses?

  • Participation fee for the exchange programme:
    • 245 EUR - for members of LaMSA with at least 25 activity points
    • 290 EUR - for other medical students studying in Latvia
  • Travel expenses

What does the participation fee cover?

  • Lodging: student hostel/hosting family
  • Boarding: at least 1 meal a day or pocket money
  • Clerkship
  • Some aspects of social program (depends on the hosting country)

In case of any questions, please write to

Regulations and evaluation criteria

Destinations for medical students in 2020:

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

*Unilateral Contracts

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