SCORP is a dynamic standing committee which deals with Human Rights, Refugees, and Peace. These are issues that are continuously changing under the ever-present influence of politics, nature and many other factors. The committee itself is also constantly reforming to be able to bend towards the ever changing needs which present differently in each and every country.In the year 1983 when the global refugee issue rose into general knowledge, the Standing Committee on Refugees was founded. The mission of the new standing committee was to call attention to the evergrowing problems of refugees and internally displaced people. After a while, however, the committee members noticed that the efforts made were rather palliative and short term. For addressing the challenge better and finding sustainable solutions, the importance of the prevention of conflicts and human right violations was noticed. Based on these ideas, the Standing Committee on Refugees and Peace was founded in 1994. In 2005, after noticing that SCORP was more and more dealing with Human Rights and indirectly through that with refu- gees, it changed its name again, to better illustrate its true activities. So it became the Standing Committee on Human Rights and Peace, keeping its abbreviation – SCORP.

Standing Committee on Sexual and Reproductive Health including HIV/AIDS is gathering passionate individuals who are committed to promote sexual and reproductive health and rights and are passionate about creating positive change in their local communities.

To provide our members with the tools necessary to advocate for sexual and reproductive health and rights within their respective communities in a culturally respected fashion. This has been accomplished through building the skills and the knowledge about, providing trainings on Comprehensive Sexuality Education other respective reproductive health issues, exchanging ideas and projects, as well as drafting policies and working with our external partners in order to create change in local, regional and international level.


  1. To raise awareness on topics related to HIV/AIDS, and sexual and reproductive health.
  2. To decrease the stigma and discrimination against people living with HIV/AIDS.
  3. To raise awareness and increase knowledge about facts, scientific research, global agreements and documents concerning sexual and reproductive health.
  4. Promote positive sexuality and healthy sexual life.
  5. Advocating for policies concerning sexual and reproductive health and represent medical student worldwide
  6. Collaborate and facilitate joint actions concerning medical education, public health and human rights.
  7. Provide tools for capacity building for future healthcare professionals in terms of sexual and reproductive health and rights

Medical Education should be a concern of every medical student as it shapes not only the quality of future doctors, but also the quality of healthcare. That is why UMSA has organized a medical education committee, which is a part of IFMSA's Standind Committee on Medical Education.

Medical education is one of the priority goals at UMSA. By means of discussion and exchange of experience, medical students from all around the globe may witness possitive and negative aspects of every medical education system and develop a unique formula to resolve educational issues. In the scope of the ongoing medical education reform in our country, this committee is especiallly valuable. Whereas we are able to exchange experience and see the pros and cons of educational systems in more than 120 countries.

The committee conducts conferences, tournaments, seminars, trainings and round tables with the best lecturers and practitioners in Ukraine and from around the world.

The Standing Committee on Public Health (SCOPH) brings together medical students to learn, build skills, cooperate, explore and share ideas when it comes to addressing all issues related to public health, including global health issues, health policies, health promotion and educational activities.

Major goals of the SCOPH are:

  • Raising awareness about global public health issue
  • Educating & training medical students to become actively involved in public health issues
  • Working as a team and collaborating with other public health organizations to make a difference in global health issues locally, nationally and internationally.
  • Ensuring continuity and sustainability of our public health projects.

The majority of SCOPH Projects are:

  • Based on Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
  • Orientated to the specific needs of the Populations in each Region, Nation & Local Society
  • Our communities gain in knowledge, health and experience. Additionally medical students involved in projects gain a much better understanding of public health issues affecting their own country as well as of the situation in other countries of the world. This knowledge sharing sheds the light on the global health implications.

Chronic Diseases (including Cardiovascular Diseases, Diabetes mellitus, Cancer, etc.), Alcohol and Substance Consumption, Malaria, TB, Tropical and Infectious Diseases, Mental Health, Child and Adolescent Health, Ageing, Road Safety and Violence, Natural Disasters, Nutrition, Poverty and Social Inequalities, Rural and Remote Health, Regional Health Problems are some of the main topics that SCOPH focuses on.

On a national level, SCOPH is coordinated by the National Public Health Officer (NPO). Every local commitee has a Local Public Health Officer (LPO).

The Standing Committee on Professional Exchange, SCOPE is a full educational program conducted by the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA) offering clerkships to medical students in Ukraine.

The first IFMSA SCOPE exchange was conducted in 1952. Nowadays, more than 13.000 students from over 100 countries participate in this kind of clerkship yearly!

Ukrainian Medical Students' Association is an official candidate member of IFMSA since 2013. In 2014 the first exchange was held. Ten students took part in an exchange program with TurkMSIC - Turkey. Today, UMSA is conducting progressively more exchanges every single year.

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.

1. To increase the mobility and to widen the horizon of medical students;
2. To provide medical students with the possibility to experience healthcare in another culture with different health and education systems, and to learn how differences in culture and believes are of influence;
3. To create possibilities for medical students to learn about global health issues, primary health concerns and basic epidemiology of the host country, and how it differs from their home country;
4. To contribute to the education of a future health professionals with a global vision and to contribute to medical students personal development, self-reliance and openness in becoming future health professionals;
5.To provide students with the chance to improve their medical knowledge, their vision on medical issues and their practical knowledge depending on the regulations of the host country;
6. To facilitate the connection of medical students and other health professionals and to provide a platform for future cooperation amongst medical students with each other and with health professionals across the globe;
7. To maintain affordable professional exchange tuition through its governing body to ensure that medical students within the National Member Organizations can participate in the exchanges with a minimal financial burden;
8. To make sure students are aware of the ethical aspects regarding their exchange to assure the burden on society, patients, the recourses and the healthcare system is as limited as possible;
9. To promote tolerance towards differences and similarities within health and towards patients regardless of their sex, religion, or believes.