Standing Committee on Professional Exchange (SCOPE)

Do you want to expand your medical experience abroad?
Have you always dreamed of making friends from all over the world? Want to discover new cultures?

Then SCOPE might be something for you!

What is SCOPE?

SCOPE (Standing Committee on Professional Exchange) are foreign clinical internships in English or French. SCOPE is an international project of the International Federation of Medical Students' Associations (IFMSA), the umbrella organization of BeMSA, and is organized in more than hundred countries throughout the world. During four weeks you can do an internship in the summer months of July and August in a department of your choice in one of the countries with which Belgium has concluded a contract (this changes annually).

During the internship, the local student representation of IFMSA provides accommodation, one 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, being immersed in the doctor's life during the day and just pure relaxation in the evenings and weekends with the other students. More information about the social program can be found on, "Exchange the world", then choose "Participating Countries & Exchange Conditions" and then click on "SCOPE". You can then click on a country of your choice and you will find all the information about the social program, possible departments, etc.


  • 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: it is a unique experience that you will never forget!

For whom?

For all medical students, from third bachelor to first master.


More information will be available later.


€550 for four weeks including:

  • (obliged) Pre Exchange Meeting
  • Housing
  • Internship
  • 1 meal/weekday
  • Contact person

! Social programs are sometimes exclusive depending on the country and activity.

*Airplane tickets are not included in the price. Neither are vaccines, passport or a visas (if necessary).

Are you coming along?

Does this sound as music to your ears?
Do you think you’re the perfect person to participate in SCOPE? Be sure to come to our info session on October 10th!

You can apply by filling in a google form, adding some documents (deadline: TBA). The necessary documents and templates can be found on this website after the info moment. Be sure to check our facebook event and page (Bemsa Gent: Scope/Score) for more updates and information.


In your motivation letter you have to tell us about your experiences within BeMSA, volunteering work, youth movement, social work, whether or not you've been a contact person in Belgium, etc. You must convince us that you are socially involved and that you have the right profile! Additionally, you have to mention and motivate the 5 countries and departments you would like to attend an internship in. You also need to inform us about the year of study you are currently in.

The best candidates per university will be invited for an interview in November which aims to test the English or French language proficiency and to query the student's motivation.

The announcement of the assigned country will take place in November.
If you have any questions or would like some more explanation, don’t hesitate to contact us by mail to!

Lynn De Coene & Julie Hemeryck
LEO (Local Exchange Officer)

More information? / Contact

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