The Standing Committee on Professional Exchange (SCOPE) was the first standing committee to be established within the IFMSA hence acts as its roots. SCOPE provide medical students to experience a educational and cultural medical exchange opportunities amongst over 100 active NMOs, sending over 11,000 medical students one exchange each year.
The main purpose of the SCOPE exchange program is "to promote the cultural understanding and the cooperation among medical students and other health professionals, through international exchanges. SCOPE aims to give all students the opportunity to learn about global health, and attains this partly by having its exchanges accredited by medical faculties across the world." It is a quality educational and cultural experience organized entirely by medical students with the help of their medical faculties.
SCOPE offers medical students worldwide an opportunity to experience medicine in another culture and health system, ultimately making them more sensitive to the differences in healthcare across the globe.
IFMSA-Jo has been sending and receiving medical students for about 10 years now and has been growing in both sending and hosting capacity eversince. On average, IFMSA-Jo sends and receives 75 medical students annually. While dealing with over 7 hospitals in Amman and Irbid, hosted students experience the Jordanian Medical systems carried out in Private, Public and tertiary hospitals in the country.
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Bilal T. Mustafa
National Exchange Officer at IFMSA-Jo (2016/2017)