Run by the International Federation of Medical Students Association (IFMSA), SCOPE is a four-week clinical attachment program at an overseas destination targeted towards students currently undergoing their clinical years in medical school. SCOPE was established in 1951, and represents one of the largest medical student exchange programs in the world. Each year, over 8000 medical students from around the world participate, exchanging their universities, cities and countries to gain a broader perspective on medical health care and public health.
Students will have the opportunity to experience not only the healthcare system at their chosen destination, but will also gain a greater understanding of the various specialties that may hold your interest but have yet to have an opportunity to delve into. Social programs will also be hosted by the local committee for applicants to truly appreciate the culture overseas.
This Professional Exchange program offers an affordable, personal way of undertaking a clinical exchange, and gives participants an opportunity to interact and make friends with medical students from all around the world. Above all, it allows students to broaden their understanding of global health issues and to increase their sensitivity to the differences in healthcare from across the world. By lodging your application through AMSAHK, we help manage your application and coordinate with the hosting country. The program is recognized by faculties at both HKU and CUHK, and past applicants have successfully undertaken this program in fulfilment of their Enrichment Year (HKU) and Overseas Clinical Clerkship (CUHK) requirements.
Applications will only be open to the following years:
a) HKU M22, M23, M24 and M25 (a great component to your enrichment year!)
b) CUHK M22, M23, M24
Countries available for exchange 2021
Brazil (2), Germany (2), Israel (1), Japan (1), Korea (3), Norway (1), Poland (2), Slovenia (1), Spain (1), Turkey (1)
When picking your preferred city, department and exchange period, please make sure to refer to the exchange conditions/details of each country (quota in brackets):
*Please read the exchange conditions carefully before indicating your country and city preferences,
as each local committee may have specific requirements in calendar months and year of studies.
4500 HKD, including accommodation and food costs (1 meal per day) during your 4-week attachment
Additional information can be found here.
To apply, please:
1. Submit your completed application form, curriculum vitae and a motivation essay* (400-500 words) in PDF format to (Email subject: SCOPE 2021/22 [HKU or CUHK] [FULL NAME]) by 8 Nov, 2020 23:59.) Late applications will not be considered.
*Motivation essay explaining "Why do you want to undertake exchange in
your chosen country (1st preference) and what do you aim to achieve
2. You may be notified by email for an interview that will take place in early-mid November. We will announce the results of your application and interview in due course.
For further information or queries, please don’t hesitate to contact us at .
Salmon Lau (National Exchange Officer)
Tel: 9168 7529
Renee Chan (National Exchange Officer)
Tel: 6893 1308