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.