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Hippokrates Instructions & Templates

Hippokrates Template

Hippokrates Exchange Programme Template (can be dowloaded as .doc or .pdf file)

Learning Objectives

Learning objectives should be guided by the Visitor's own learning needs, their national vocational training curriculum, EURACT's Definition of General Practice, and need to be realistically achievable within the Educational Programme the Host can offer.

The Host is also invited to complete his/her own learning objectives, however is not required to do so.


Exchange Coordinators

This is the list of the Coordinators for participating countries; this makes up the VdGM Exchange team.

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Hippokrates Instructions


Following the Visitor sending the Host the completed 'Visitor Contact Template' the following steps should be undertaken.


Step 1: Completion of the Learning Objectives by Visitor

The Learning Objectives should be completed by the Visitor. The Visitor should e-mail the Learning Objectives to the Host for review.

This should happen 16 weeks before the exchange.

Terms & Conditions

The Hippokrates Exchange Programme is facilitated through the Vasco da Gama Movement website. The purpose of hosting the project on the VdGM website is to provide a platform for the smooth operation of the programme and certify the educational value of exchanges.

VdGM.eu will function as follows

Terms Used

Host: The responsible doctor for hosting the visiting doctor in their practice.

Visitor / Outgoing / Incoming Doctor: The doctor visiting from another country to observe general practice in the host practice.

National Exchange Coordinator: Coordinates exchange activities in their country. He/she is appointed by the VdGM Council Representative or is the same person as the VdGM Council Representative of that country.

Detailed Timetable of Exchange Process

Timing Guidelines



Visitor's National Exchange Coordinator (VNEC)

Host's National Exchange Coordinator (HNEC)

>18 Weeks Before Contact potential Host via VdGM website or through National Exchange Co-ordinator Reply < 14 days of potential visitor query if you wish to continue    
>18 Weeks Before

Language & Funding


The common language of the Hippokrates Programme is English, however, it is an asset if the visiting doctor is capable of speaking the language of the hosting country. If you are not fluent in the host country's language we strongly recommend going on a language course before the exchange.

Sample Exchange Programme

Hippokrates exchanges are normally 2 weeks (10 working days) long.

The minimum time spent undertaking programmed exchange activities should be 35 hours per week.

Below is a sample Educational Programme, this will need to be modified depending on local activities.


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