The Standing Committee on Research Exchange (SCORE) seeks to give medical students across the world the opportunity to gain exposure to medical training in other countries. 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 like 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.
The primary mission of SCORE is to provide intensive and focused research projects, which allow medical students to expand their knowledge of specific scientific areas of their choice, while encouraging the formation of professional and social networks abroad. The academic recognition of the research exchange program varies among the medical schools. Some Universities recognize exchange program as a part of their curricula and award their exchange students with academic credits.
Objectives of SCORE:
• SCORE provides medical students from Uganda and around the world the unique opportunity to participate in exceptionally rewarding and affordable clinical or pre-clinical research within Uganda or in foreign country.
• Research Project organized through SCORE are designed to deepen medical student knowledge in the various fields of medical and clinical research.
• The possibility of partaking in research abroad is intended to broaden medical students’ body of knowledge, and introduce them to different approaches to clinical investigation, medical education, health care, and ethical research standards.
• The maintenance of affordable exchange shall tuition insures that students from Uganda and across the world can participate without incurring a financial burden.
Projects/activities being organized by SCORE are:
∙ Research to determine the maternal mortality due to obstetric hemorrhages in Mulago National Referral Hospital
∙ Research to determine the prevalence of hepatitis B virus infection among medical students in Uganda
Do you want to have Ugandan Medical Students be a part of your upcoming or ongoing research?
We are ready to participate and help you in your research.
Have any questions, inquiries or requests? Contact the National Officer in Charge of Research Exchange (NORE): firstname.lastname@example.org