History of the

SCOME was one of IFMSAs first standing committees from the beginning of its foundation in 1951. It acts as a discussion forum for students interested in the different aspects of medical education in the hope of pursuing and achieving its aim. Today, SCOME works mainly in medical education capacity building.

SCOME provides several platforms and methods to educate medical students worldwide on various medical education issues. Through this knowledge, it empowers them to advocate to be a part of the decision-making chain. SCOME believes in medical students as important stakeholders in creating, developing and implementing medical education systems.


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.

Examples of recent achievements

Formation of Training Medical Education Trainers (TMET)

Training Medical Education Trainers is a workshop initiated by SCOME that educates enthusiastic medical students about all the basics of medical education. Throughout a 3-4 day workshop, they can pass on this knowledge to medical students worldwide and start advocacy for medical education issues in their country. By using the TMET Regulations, we can ensure reproducibility of the event on a national level anywhere worldwide!

Establishing a Public Medical Education Resources Drive

A public Google Drive folder has been established to be a growing source of all relevant documents and resources related to medical education. You can access the document from the link in the section Important Documents.

Continuous Capacity Building

An online bi-monthly post is shared on the SCOME Facebook Group to educate and increase awareness regarding a specific medical education topic. The posts are usually interactive, involving questions to the participants, videos, or competitions with mini-prizes.

Related Programs

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Teaching Medical Skills

Medical Education Systems

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Ethics and Human Rights in Health

Standing Committee Director

Rannia Shehrish
SCOME Director

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