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The Junior Researcher Award Winners 2013

23rd May 2013


The Vasco da Gama Movement Junior Researcher Award aims at promoting a generation of junior GP/FM doctors who include research skills with patient care as a life time career. This award honors outstanding research proposals and researchers' careers who are GP/FM trainees or junior GP/FM with up to 5 years working experience after graduation.

The 2013 edition of the Junior Researcher Award will be given to the following three junior champions in family medicine research:

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Winners of the 2012 Hippokrates Exchange and Carosino Prizes

23rd May 2013

The VdGM is happy to announce the winners of this year Carosino and Hippokrates Exchange Prizes, which award respectively the best exchange in a rural and any setting which took place in 2011 or 2012.


First of all on the behalf of the VdGM we would like to thank the President of Wonca Europe, Dr Tony Mathie, the Senior Hippokrates Coordinator and very creator of the Hippokrates Programme Dr Per Kallenstrup and Dr Jaume Banqué Vidiella executive member of EURIPA who kindly accepted to be part of the panel who revised and selected this year applications.


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Preconference Trailer & Why I Love Being a GP

23rd May 2013

"Jack of all trades, master of none"
"I can do everything"
" I like the diversity, I like the challenge"
"The most interesting job you can do as a doctor"


The Vasco da Gama Movement has released a video of interviews with young GPs from the 2012 Vienna preconference. In the video the young doctors speak about what they like about being a GP. The video has been released in conjunction with another video to promote a preconference, being held on June 24-25, before the coming WONCA World conference in Prague.

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New VdGM website launched !

22nd May 2013

We're taking care of every little detail so we're still working on some pages until they look exactly as we want them to, but the new VdGM website has been launched! 

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semFYC Exchange Granada 2013

14th April 2013
SemFYC organizes the XXXIII National Spanish Congress of Family and Community Medicine and IV CIFM Subregional Congress, which will take place from 6 th - 8th of June in GRANADA. There will be an exchange program on this occasion from 2nd till 9th of June. There are 20 places to GP trainees or Young GPs:
·      12 of them for the whole program, with accomodation provided by Spanish GPs and without paying the congress fee:
o   6 places for Portuguese Colleagues.
o   6 places for European Colleagues.
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LOVAH Exchange 2013

20th January 2013
Are you a European GP trainee? Do you want to Get Out of Your Comfort Zone?
Then come to the Lovah-exchange in June 2013 in The Netherlands!
- 5TH till the 7th of June 2013
- 30 European GP trainees, together with 30 Dutch buddy GP trainees
- Including 2 nights at your buddies home and 2 nights in a hotel
- 1 day in Dutch GP practice, 1 education day, 1 conference day (English program)
- Conference subject: ‘Get Out of Your Comfort Zone’
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SoMaMFyC Exchange Madrid 2013

9th January 2013
in March 2013 SoMaMFyC organizes the Autonomous Congress of GP trainees which will take place the 14th and 15th of March. 10 - 15 European GP trainees or Young GPs are invited to participate in the exchange program from 10th till 16-17th of March.
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