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Standing Committee on Medical Education

Welcome to SCOME!

Medical Education should be a concern of every medical student as it shapes not only the quality of future doctors but also the quality of healthcare. The International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations (IFMSA) has a dedicated organ which aims to implement an optimal learning environment for all medical students around the world the Standing Committee On Medical Education (SCOME). Through all our joint efforts we work to create sustainable changes around the world, for ourselves as medical students, for the generations to come and for our future patients and our communities who are in fact the final beneficiaries of our education.


Medical students attain an optimal professional and personal development to reach their full potential as future doctors for better healthcare worldwide.


Our mission is to be the frame in which medical students worldwide contribute to the development of medical education. Students convene in SCOME to share and learn about medical education in order to improve it as well as benefit the most from it on a personal and professional basis.

Focus Areas

  • Quality assurance and accreditation
  • Social accountability
  • Open access
  • Advocacy in medical education
  • Non formal medical education and competency based medical education
  • Mental Health for medical students