Call for applications: VdGM Executive

The Vasco da Gama Movement invites its Members to join the VdGM Executive Group. There will be a number of vacant positions:

  • President Elect (after serving as the President Elect for one year – 2020/2021, (s)he will become President for two years – 2021/2023 and then Immediate Past President for another year – 2023/2024)
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Awards & Fundraising Officer
  • Events Officer
  • Exchange Officer
  • Image Officer


Current President, Secretary, Treasurer, Awards & Fundraising Officer, Events Officer, Exchange Officer and Image Officer will not apply for their positions for one more term.


The standard Term of Office will be 2020-2023 (2020-2024 for the presidential roles).


According to the VdGM Elections Organisational Policy:

  • The required documents from the applicants for election are as follows: 
    • Curriculum Vitae
    • Motivational Letter
    • Proof of membership of their National Member Organisation 
    • Proof of young doctor status
    • An essential letter of recommendation from their National Delegate if the candidate is not themselves a National Delegate, or from their National Exchange Coordinator. if the candidate is a National Delegate themselves and their country has a National Exchange Coordinator. 
    • Up to three desirable letters of recommendation:​
      • One from their National Member Organisation 
      • A maximum of two letters from other VdGM members
  • The documents must be sent to the Secretary ( by Sunday, 24th May 2020.
    • Documents submitted after the deadline will not be accepted.
    • In case of insufficient documents, the candidate will be ineligible to stand for election.
  • Members of the VdGM Executive Group, except for the President, are allowed to offer letters of recommendation to formally support candidates.


During the upcoming VdGM Council Meeting in Berlin on 23th June 2020, candidates will have the opportunity to present themselves with a 3-minute presentation (5 minutes for President Elect role candidates). There will be time for Q&A at the end.


The upcoming VdGM Executive Group members will be elected by ballot during the aforementioned Council Meeting.


Please kindly find the VdGM Elections Organisational Policy and role descriptions attached.


Informal enquiries are welcome and should be made to

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