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Welcome to SCOPE!

The Professional Exchange program is a full educational program offering clerkships to medical students abroad. Since the very beginning, in 1951, it was evident that exchange of medical students would be one of the main fields of action in IFMSA (International Federation of Medical Student Association). As early as 1952, a total of 463 students spent a period of practice abroad, and today, it continues to be the backbone of the Federation and constitutes its longest running project. Annually, more than 13,000 students from 90 countries travel around the world to discover new health systems, new cultures and to enhance their global health and intercultural understanding.


The aim of SCOPE is to promote cultural understanding and co-operation amongst medical students and all health professionals, through the facilitation of international student 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.

SCOPE – INDIA (Active from 2016)


India is the home to 1.2 billion people. Many centuries ago, the spices, culture, and gold had brought many travelers to this south eastern country, and today you are here to experience the richest of medical education and the colorful festivals for yourself. There are 50,000 medical students in India and having you here just adds more fun to the party. From the SCOPE team here in India, we are more than enthusiastic to host you.

India is considered the largest creator of doctors with 426 eminent colleges nationwide. This is your opportunity to extend your borders of learning. You get a chance to learn about the health care system of India.


Apart from the educational experience, you will get to culturally experience India as well. India is such a diverse country with seven different religions and over 22 major languages and 1599 other languages spoken throughout the country. Here, culture and morals run deeper than blood. India is known for its people and their hospitality. Here our guests are treated with utmost respect as we value guests as God -‘Atithi Devo Bhava’

We invite you to become one of the colors of India.

Clinical Clerkship: A clinical clerkship is defined as the rotation of a student in a clinical department of a hospital or clinic, such as Dermatology and Pediatrics

Clerkship Duration: 4 weeks

Hours a day: 9 Hours

Days per week: 6 Days (Night shifts depending on Department)

SCOPE active LCs (Local Colleges):

  1. S.B.K.S. Medical college and Research Centre, Sumandeep Vidhyapeeth, Waghodia,Vadodra, Gujarat

  2. K.L.E. University, Belgaum, Bangalore, Karnataka

Social Program: SCOPE local teams are always available for the incomings and propose frequent activities and trips.


Contracts signed with other countries :

  1. Brazil

  2. Morocco

  3. Mexico

  4. Serbia

  5. France

  6. Bulgaria

  7. Japan

  8. Norway

  9. Italy

  10. Romania

  11. Nigeria

  12. Germany

  13. Hong Kong

  14. Portugal

  15. Thailand

  16. Slovakia

  17. Spain

  18. Indonesia

  19. Slovenia

  20. South Africa

  21. Greece

  22. Turkey

  23. Austria

  24. Portugal

  25. Egypt

  26. Catalonia

  27. Chile

  28. Czech Republic

  29. Sudan

  30. Croatia

  31. Lithuania

  32. Russia

  33. Taiwan

  34. Finland

  35. Montenegro

  36. Malta

  37. Poland

Contact us by sending in a mail to scope@msaindia.org