International Exchange Opportunities Celia Sprague Local Exchange Officer Sr. IFMSA International Federation of Medical Students Association: • Established in 1951 • Run for and by medical students • Officially recognized as a Non-Governmental Organization by the United Nations • Recognized by the World Health Organization as the International Forum for medical students world-wide Local Exchange Officer • Facilitate process for outgoing students • Collect applications for request for exchange • Communicate with IFMSA and CFMS representatives pertaining to exchange process • Organize pre-departure training (in collaboration with Global Health Team) • Establish Welcoming Committee for incoming international students Local Exchange Officers Local Exchange Officer Sr. Celia Sprague (West campus) Local Exchange Officer Jr. Andrew Ross (West campus) Exchange Opportunities • Clinical (SCOPE) • Research (SCORE) • Exchanges are geared toward 1st and 2nd year medical students • NOSM has approved International Exchange Electives to apply toward mandatory elective SCOPE • Standing Committee on Professional Exchange • Clinically based exchange • Combines curricular benefit to cultural enrichment • IFMSA currently holds contracts with 19 countries for professional exchange SCOPE Countries 2010/11 • Brazil-IFMSA • Chile • Columbia • Switzerland • Denmark • Jamaica • Peru • Brazil-DENEM • TartarstanRussia • Turkey • Jordan SCORE • Standing Committee on Research Exchange • Primary mission is to provide intensive and focused research projects, which allow medical students to expand their knowledge of specific scientific areas of their choice, while encouraging the formation of professional and social networks abroad • IFMSA currently holds contracts with 14 countries for research exchange SCORE Countries – 2010/11 • • • • • • • Tunisia Switzerland Serbia Poland Japan Greece Taiwan • • • • • • • Egypt Czech Republic Chile Tatarstan-Russia Austria Brazil-DENEM Brazil-IFMSA Unilateral vs Bilateral Exchanges • Unilateral housing & food costs are paid out-of-pocket by the outgoing student, no requirements for hosting an incoming student • Bilateral housing & partial food costs are covered with the agreement that you will host an incoming student if necessary Unilateral & Bilateral • Can students apply for both bilateral and unilateral exchanges? • Yes. But bilateral positions will be selected first. If they are selected for a bilateral spot, their name will be removed from the unilateral pool. SCOPE vs SCORE • SCOPE = clinical • SCORE = clinical research • Can I apply to both? • Yes. But they cannot take both positions if they are selected for each one. They will have to choose which one they prefer. How do I apply? 1. Go to: http://cfms.org/global_exchanges.asp Read FAQs 2. Review the exchange conditions for each country that you would like to apply to: SCOPE: http://www.ifmsa.net/public/ecscopeselect.php SCORE: http://www.ifmsa.net/public/ecscoreselect.php How do I apply? • Remember, if the exchange conditions require applicants to be in clerkship – 1st & 2nd year NOSM students can apply – you are considered to be clinical students. 3. Go to http://cfms.org/global.asp?PageID=13 58 Fill out online application. This takes about 5 min only. How do I apply? REMEMBER THE DEADLINE IS: th 29 OCT @ MIDNIGHT Now what? • You will be informed mid-November if you have been offered an exchange. • You will then have about two weeks to decide whether you would like to accept or decline the exchange. Questions? • Email Celia Sprague ([email protected]) Or call me at 807 215 2690 Thanks!