In the following section, you will find what you need to know about our professional and research exchanges programs!
All medical students are entitled to participate in a four-week clerkship in a chosen clinical or pre-clinical field of medicine. The language of instruction is either English or the language of the host country. In order to complete the clerkship, the exchange student must show adequate knowledge of the English language or the native language of the host country. Clerkships are purely educational and students will not receive a salary. During the exchange, the student has the chance to observe a different health care system and learn from foreign tutors. All students are assigned to a physician supervisor, who acts as a tutor and mentor.
All exchanges are initiated and coordinated entirely by medical student volunteers. Every university is represented by a Local Officer on Research Exchange (LORE), who facilitates projects at the local level and arranges for the exchange students preparations such as housing and boarding. Every exchange student is assigned a local contact person who serves as a guide, resource, and social liaison, the thing that strengthens the intercultural communication, understanding, and unity among medical students worldwide.
About The Exchange Contracts:
Exchange Contracts are signed between two participating National Member Organizations and are of two types:
- Bilateral Contracts: where the participating countries exchange two students (one from each country) between themselves.
- Unilateral Contracts: where a single student participates in the exchange.
In exchange of a participation fee, the incoming student is offered a one-month clerkship at the hospital and department of his or her choice, lodging at a student facility or with a host family, and at least one meal per day.
For more information on IFMSA exchange programs:
For information about the Exchanges in Lebanon (incomings wise) please refer to LeMSIC’s Explore page on the IFMSA Exchange Portal
To understand the LeMSIC’s outgoing selection process and how you can qualify to be an outgoing.
This year, and for the first time in LeMSIC’s history, we applied and got accepted to host a SCORA Xchange in the summer. SCORA X-Change is a unilateral exchange program that is focused on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights including HIV and AIDS, sexuality, gender identity, gender-based violence, and other related issues. The goal of the program is to provide international participants with knowledge about the social and healthcare situations of the host country, as well as promote intercultural education and collaboration. The exchange takes around 3 or 4 weeks, with activities such as clerkships, trainings and workshops, as well as social programs. We are currently in the process of reviewing applications and can’t wait to host international participants in the summer!