Welcome to SCORE

Research holds a vital place in the learning of medical sciences. It forms the basic structure on which modern medicine is being established and being expanded to new horizons. In Pakistan, unfortunately medical research at undergraduate level is highly underrated. But in the recent years, the tide is shifting and a new era is beginning in which research articles and reports published by Pakistani students are increasing. Put together the experience of improving research skills with an unforgettable cultural learning opportunity and you have the Standing Committee on Research Exchange (SCORE)!


Our mission is to offer future physicians an opportunity to experience research and diversity in countries all over the world. This is achieved by providing a network of locally and internationally active students that globally facilitate access to research exchange projects. Through our programming and opportunities, we aim to develop both culturally sensitive students and skilled researchers intent on shaping the world of science.


To provide research projects in different countries to students in the medical and biomedical fields worldwide in order to achieve the following points:

  • Enable them to take responsibility for their own learning according to their personal interests.
  • Introduce them to the basic principles of medical research.
  • Widen their horizons and provide the opportunity to experience different approaches to health care, ethical research standards, medical research, education, and treatment.
  • Enhance the academic quality of the medical student curricula and achieve educational benefits of practical and theoretical knowledge in the field of medical research.
  • Facilitate collaboration and partnership between medical universities, research institutions and allied medical students across the globe in order to share and spread new achievements in medical research.

SCORE Pakistan

IFMSA Pakistan is not Research Exchange Active yet. But we are ready to send our project for Activation of SCORE in 2017. In the meanwhile we have started many projects ranging from capacity building Workshops on working of SCORE to facilitating local councils in organising Research Workshops.

Currently we are encouraging and facilitating local councils to

  • Organising Research Workshop
  • Organising Research Competition/Symposium
  • Research Data Exchanges among Local Councils

The Definition of IFMSA Research Exchange

The IFMSA Research Exchange is a research project that provides medical students with the opportunity to deepen their knowledge in the specific area of their research interest. This program is officially recognized and supported by the medical school/university and is guided by a mentor who introduces exchange students to the basic principles of research, including literature search, data collection, scientific writing, laboratory work, statistics, and ethics. Upon completion of the program, students may be required to prepare a written scientific report or an oral presentation.

Types of research projects:

  • Basic laboratory research project.
  • A clinical research project with lab work.
  • A clinical research project without lab work.
  • Global Action Project (GAP).

How the SCORE Exchanges Work

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.

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