December 1, 2015

To: WONCA Europe Member Organisations

Call for nominations for the Montegut Global Scholars Program 2016

WONCA Europe announces call for nominations for the Montegut Global Scholars Program 2016 (MGSP).

The MGSP will provide the $ 3.250 scholarship for one family physician selected from each of the seven WONCA regions to attend the WONCA Conference in Rio de Janeiro, 2 – 6 November 2016.

One family physician from the WONCA Europe region can be selected to receive a 3.250 USD scholarship. Applicants should read the full text of the MGSP and use the Application Form, both available as enclosed and on

Application forms are also available from the WONCA Europe Secretariat. For further information on MGSP please contact:

The jury of the WONCA Europe 2016 Montegut Scholar consists of:

  • Job FM Metsemakers, The Netherlands (Chair)
  • Carl Steylaerts, Belgium
  • Harris Lygidakis, Italy
  • Mehmet Ungan, Turkey

Applications have to be received by February 1st, 2016 at the WONCA Europe Secretariat, Barbara Toplek:

You will receive an email of acknowledgement once your application has been received. Applicants will be advised of the outcome by April 1, 2016.

About the Montegut Global Scholars Program:

The Montegut Global Scholars Program (MGSP) was established by the American Board of Family Medicine Foundation (ABFM-F) in 2010. The American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) is a member of the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS). The ABFM-F is a supporting organisation of the ABFM. Its primary mission is to support the ABFM’s research and scholarly activities.

The MGSP was named in honour of Alain Montegut, MD, a member of the Board of Directors of the ABFM from 2005-10 and WONCA North America region president from 2007–10. His career has been devoted to developing high quality family medicine practice internationally, especially in underserved and/or undeveloped countries.

The MGSP was established to foster international education, research and collaboration, in the specialty of family medicine. It will support the attendance of one family physician from each of the seven regions of the international organisation of family physicians (WONCA) to their regional meetings or to the international meeting in the year when it is held. In years when the local region does not hold a meeting it will be permissible for the nominee from that region to use the scholarship to attend a meeting in another region.

Scholar Responsibilities:

The scholarship selectee is responsible for arranging the details (e.g., travel, lodging, etc.) for attending the meeting for which s/he has been chosen. The selected scholars are expected to devote the entire amount funded toward expenses related to attending the WONCA meeting for which s/he is chosen. Should additional funding be necessary for a selectee to attend any of the aforementioned meetings, the individual or his/her regional WONCA shall be responsible for the balance.

In return for the scholarship, each scholar is required to submit a brief report (in English) after returning from a meeting in their own region or another region to the President of the ABFM-F including an essay (of 2-4 typewritten pages) outlining lessons learned from the designated meeting, that, going forward, could benefit that physician, his/her patients, residency training programs or trainees, or the specialty of family medicine in his/her region. A supplemental report to the ABFM-F office will be required 5-6 months after the conference attendance. Any papers, lectures or presentations by the scholar containing information gained as a result of this scholarship should acknowledge the ABFM-F as a sponsor.



Prof Job FM Metsemakers                                        Harris Lygidakis
President WONCA Europe                                        Hon. Secretary WONCA Europe

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