New deadline: 23rd December!

In memory of Dr Claudio Carosino an Italian Rural General Practitioner who sadly died in 2010, the Vasco da Gama Movement and EURIPA ( are offering a prize of 700 Euros for the best completed Hippokrates exchange to a rural practice* in 2010 or 2011.

There will be up to two further Hippokrates Exchange Prizes for Hippokrates exchanges that have been completed within Europe at either a rural or urban practice in 2010 or 2011.

The prizes are only redeemable if they are used to attend the WONCA Europe 2012 Conference in Vienna

To be eligible you need to:

1. Be a family doctor trainee or familiy doctor within 5 years of specialisation at the time of the exchange.

2. Have completed a Hippokrates exchange and have been awarded a Certificate of Completion in 2010 or 2011.

3. Have not been awarded funding from any other source to take part in the exchange.

4. Be able to attend WONCA Europe Conference in Vienna from 4th-7th July 2012.

5. Applications must included:

  • The completed Hippokrates Exchange Template (Learning Objectives, Educational Programme, Learning Outcomes and Final Report – all signed by the visitor and host).
  • Cover letter outlining why you should be considered for the prize (400 words maximum).
  • Your curriculum vitae (2 pages maximum).
  • A letter of support from your Hippokrates exchange host.

New deadline for applications is 23rd December 2011. Applications should be sent to

Applications will be reviewed and winners selected by a panel appointed by VdGM, EURIPA & WONCA Europe. Winners will be invited to submit their report for publication in the European Journal of General Practice and may be invited to present at the 2012 WONCA Europe Conference.



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