Do you want to expand your medical experience abroad?
Ever dreamed of making friends from all over the world? Want to discover new cultures?
Then SCOPE might be something for you!
What is SCOPE?
The Standing Committee on Professional Exchange (SCOPE) organises foreign clinical internships in English. SCOPE is an international project founded by the IFMSA (International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations), the umbrella organization of BeMSA, and is organised in more than 100 countries, spread throughout the world. You can follow a 4 week summer internship in July and August in a department of your choice in one of the countries where Belgium has signed a contract (this changes annually).
During the internship, the local student representation of IFMSA provides accommodation, 1 meal per weekday, a social program and a contact person.
The contact person accompanies an incoming student: he/she is the person who will welcome you at the airport or the train/bus station, show you the hospital and who can give you tips on the social program.
The social program is very place-dependent: sightseeing, partying, cultural activities, etc. In short, you will be immersed in your project during the days, but the evenings and weekends will be full of fun. More information about SCOPE can be found on the website of the IFMSA. You may also find a list of participating countries here.
- You expand your medical knowledge and skills.
- You will find out how medical care is organized abroad.
- You will learn to deal with other cultures and cultural differences.
- You expand your horizon.
- You make friends for life from all corners of the world.
In short: a unique experience that will stay your whole life!!!
You can apply for SCOPE as of 3rd bachelor in medicine.
€430 for 4 weeks including:
- 1 meal / weekday
- Contact Person
- PET (Pre-Exchange Training)
Sometimes social programs are sometimes exclusively dependent on the country and activity.
*Airplane tickets are not included in the price. Neither is a passport or a visa (where applicable).
Does this sound like music in the ears?
Do you think you’re the perfect person to participate in SCOPE? Now about the application process!
Send a motivation letter + CV to email@example.com and to your LEO (Local Exchange Officer). PLEASE NOTE THAT 2017-2018 applications are now closed.
Your CV should include:
- Academic record
- Volunteering work
- Previous internships
- Evidence of teamwork/leadership
- Relevant experience
In your motivation letter you must convince us that you are socially involved and you have the right profile! Additionally, you also mention the country and department you would like to attend an internship in and motivate your choices. You also need to inform us of the year of study you are currently in.
The best candidates per university will be invited for a (skype) interview which aims to test their English or French language proficiency as well as the student’s motivation.
The announcement of the assigned country will take place on November, X 2017.
Do you have any questions or would you like more explanation? Please do not hesitate to contact your Local Exchange Officer!
An info session will be organised in all BeMSA Local Committees in order to answer your questions concerning the professional and research exchange program. You may find the event pages down below: