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Vasco da Gama Movement

Exchange Awards

The Vasco da Gama Movement awards the Hippokrates Exchange Prize to the best Hippokrates exchange to an European rural or urban practice and the Carosino Prize to the best Hippokrates exchange to an European rural practice*. The Exchanges must have been completed in the two calendar years before the Award ceremony.


About Hippokrates

What is the Hippokrates Exchange ?

The Hippokrates Exchange is an exchange program for medical doctors specializing in Family Medicine/General Practice and junior Family Doctors/General Practitioners (within 5 years of completing specialty training). The program is supported by WONCA Europe and by the European Academy of Teachers in General Practice (EURACT).

Objectives of the Hippokrates Exchange Co-ordinator

The objectives of the Hippokrates Exchange Co-ordinator are to:
- Co-ordinate VdGM Exchange Team activity
- Co-ordinate an annual VdGM Exchange meeting at WONCA Europe conference
- Maintain the VdGM Exchange section of the website up to date

Objectives of the National Exchange Co-ordinator & Team

The objectives of the National Exchange Co-ordinators are to:
- Promote professional General Practice vocational exchanges in their country.
- Liaise with other National Exchange Co-ordinators & the VdGM Exchange Liaison Person.
- Establish a National Exchange Team by appointing a team of Regional Exchange Co-ordinators within their country to work alongside them and support exchange activities regionally.

The Vasco da Gama Movement Exchange Theme Group

The aims and objectives of the Exchange theme group are to participate in the development of family medicine in Europe by stimulating and increasing the exchange of ideas and knowledge amongst GP trainees and junior GPs.

This can be done through:


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