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 are meaningfully engaged within their respective Medical Education Systems and represent student voice in issues regarding Medical Education as full-fledged stakeholders on all levels in order to create quality Medical Education worldwide and attain suitable competencies which will enable them to answer the healthcare needs of communities they have a mandate to serve.


SCOME is a platform that creates a shared environment where medical students contribute, reflect, and work on the development of Medical Education through student-led activities. SCOME enables medical students to reach their full potential as Medical Education leaders through activities aimed at education, research, capacity development, meaningful youth engagement and, advocacy in order to create an effective impact on a local, national, regional, and international level.

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

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SCOME Director

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