SCOPE – PDT 1 (PRE-DEPARTURE TRAINING 1)
Written by mcdcimsa, on January 19th, 2019
On Saturday, the 1st of December, SCOPE CIMSA UPH held a training for the
2018/2019 professional exchange outgoing students from Universitas Pelita
Harapan Medical School called Pre Departure Training 1. The training consists of a
workshop on how to complete the needed paperwork and necessities for the
exchange and also a briefing from the Local Exchange Officer for Outgoing about
the rules and regulations, as well as the preparations for the professional exchange.
This activity is a mandatory checklist for the outgoings from SCOPE Nasional, hence
all outgoings must attend this training as part of their eligibility for going on the
exchange. The main objective of this event is to establish the rules and regulations
to the exchange students and also help them with the intricate IFMSA paperworks
from the website. Here the LEO shares the dos and don’ts of professional exchange,
touching on the basics of professional exchange for prepping the future outgoings.
More advance training such as medical skills will be given on the upcoming Pre
Departure Training 2. Around 20 2018/2019 outgoing professional exchange
students attended this activity.
The briefing by the Local Exchange Officer for Outgoing CIMSA UPH, Brian Javier
Japadermawan, covered basic information such as how exactly does the
professional exchange work, what necessities must be prepared ahead of the
exchange, and other technicalities regarding the general outline of this life
changing experience. The lecture was then followed by a questions and answers
session where the attendees could satiate their curiosity and unanswered questions
about their respective exchanges. This year, CIMSA UPH will be sending around 25
third year medical students to countries all around the globe such as Japan, Greece,
France, and much more.
Some SCOPE members also participated in this activity and showed their support
for the future outgoings. The OC gained much experience throughout organizing
this event and the participants showed high enthusiasm, as seen in their active
involvement in the sessions. At the end of the project, they agreed that they have
gained much understanding in regards to their preparation, what to do next, and
overall status for their upcoming exchange. The future outgoings are also much
more excited about their upcoming exchange now after preparing the necessities
needed for their trip. All in all, this activity was meant to empower medical students
through exposing them to opportunities such as professional exchange, as
according to the CIMSA Program: Health Systems.