Sharing knowledge between nations

The International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations (IFMSA) is an independent, non-governmental and non-profit organization representing 1.3 million students from more than 100 countries and recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO). IFMSA activities are developed by different standing committees, being one of them the Standing Committee On Research Exchange (SCORE).

The Research Exchange Program offers (bio)medical students the opportunity to participate in research work abroad. This way, we aim to develop culturally sensitive medical students achieving fundamental research techniques and understanding. Having a network of more than 75 SCORE active countries, students can apply for 3200 projects. Yearly 2.000 students go on Research Exchange, and in total yet almost quart a million students went on an IFMSA exchange, making it the biggest student-runned exchange program in the world since 1951, 36 years before the existence of the Erasmus program. The IFMSA Exchanges are also endorsed by the World Federation of Medical Education (WFME).

For more information about IFMSA and student-research abroad, vitis their website: