Announcement for the Conference Exchange Málaga SEMFYC 2019

Dear vascodagamians, We are delighted to invite you to participate in our VdGM Conference Exchange in Málaga from 5 to 11th May 2019

Conference-exchange information:

Arrival: Participants are expected to arrive by the afternoon of May 5


Primary care exchange:  Participants will attend the practices on the 6th and 7th of May, usually for half of the day, depending on of timetable of the assigned tutor. On the 8th of May, the participants must present an oral communication about their health systems and process to become a doctor.

All attendees will be asked to prepare a brief presentation on the Family Medicine Learning Program in their country during residency and the job opportunities available after   completing the GP / FM specialization program.

The 100% attendance of the scientific exchange program is mandatory to receive the exchange certificate of the VdGM conference


Conference: The Conference SEMFYC 2019 will run from 9th to 11th of May 2019.


Social program: Several optional social activities during the exchange will be offered like tours or dinners, more information will be available later. Assistance to 80% of the social program is mandatory.


Accommodation: Accommodation is not included, but we will be happy to help you to find a suitable one.


What is not included:

 Accommodation

 Transport

 Social program


• There are 10 places available for this exchange.


• Our selection will be based on the following criteria:

 The candidate needs a good knowledge of English or Spanish (upper intermediate spoken level and listening comprehension)

 To be elected, candidates must commit to playing an active role in the exchange program and be willing to share experiences in their country of work.

 One person per country. The second and third candidates will be selected from among the countries with the highest number of applicants.

 The involvement of the applicant in the work of VdGM and the commitment to our movement will be taken into consideration.

 We will also try to provide more opportunities to applicants who have not previously participated in an exchange.

 All candidates are required to participate and will be asked to prepare a brief presentation on the Family Medicine Learning Program in their country during residency and the job opportunities available after completing the GP / FM specialization program.


IMPORTANT: The candidate must be an open-minded person willing to avoid isolation and individualism and work as a team with all the participants in the exchange. It must be understood that the 80% of the social programme and a 100% of the scientific contents of the exchange are essential and mandatory and that the purpose of the visit to Málaga to know the Spanish health system, taking advantage of the opportunity to open up to different ways of living, working and doing medicine, breaking down the barriers of ignorance of different cultures and beliefs, share our experiences and points of view and enjoying the spirit of union and friendship.

We kindly ask that parents with young children refrain from participating in our exchange, since the public system of Health of Spain does not allow the presence of children in primary care consultations. In case of deciding to come to the exchange with the children despite the described, we ask that the participant have planned the safe and solid way to take care of them that will guarantee attendance of the participant at 80% of the social activity and 100% of the scientific program.

In case of non-compliance with these requirements, the certificate of the international professional exchange endorsed by the Vasco da Gama Movement and the Spanish Scientific Society of Family and Community Medicine will not be issued.


• You can send a motivation letter and curriculum vitae to your National Exchange Coordinator.

• Deadline for the application is Friday April 1, 2019


Hope to see you soon!


The Conference Exchange SEMFYC 2019 Málaga Host Organising Committee