Welcome to SCOME

SCOME (Standing Committee On Medical Education) is an organ which aims to implement an optimal learning environment for all medical students in Belgium. Through all our joint efforts we work to create sustainable changes, for ourselves as medical students, for the generations to come and for our future patients and our communities who are in fact the final beneficiaries of our education.

As medical students are directly exposed to medical curricula, they are the first quality-check of medical education and they should rightfully have an influence on the creation of new curricula and curriculum development. The second check of medical education is if the graduates are able to meet the standards of the medical profession, of their healthcare systems and the needs of their communities. It is often the medical students who are the strongest proponents for adapting their education to the needs of their community.

We are concerned of facing the needs of healthcare in a modern society and are willing to commit to make sure our education prepares us for them.

We try to promote modern medical education. Convinced by many positive examples we go on that mission by teaching and training students, teachers and professors, exchanging experiences and spreading information.


SCOME was one of IFMSAs first standing committees from the beginning of its foundation in 1951. It acts as a discussion forum for students interested in the different aspects of medical education in the hope of pursuing and achieving its aim. Today, SCOME works mainly on medical education capacity building. SCOME provides several platforms and methods to educate medical students on various medical education issues. Through this knowledge, it empowers them to advocate to be a part of the decision-making chain. SCOME believes in medical students as important stakeholders in creating, developing and implementing medical education systems.