WONCA 2013 Prague Bursary Information

The Czech Society of General Practice of Czech Medical Association J E Purkyne as official organizer of the WONCA 2013 Prague world conference offers a scholarship program to provide the opportunity for young family physicians/general practitioners from around the world to attend. This scholarship will be available for family physicians/general practitioners from the countries listed HERE only.

Goals of the International Scholarship Program

1. Advance family medicine worldwide.
2. Assist nations with need and potential for growth.
3. Support the development of outstanding future leaders internationally.
The nominee selected will receive an award of up to $1,000 US to support expenses connected with attendance of the Prague WONCA conference in June 25-29, 2013. Please note that so far budget allows us to support only 30 candidates and also note there is one award per country available only!

Requirements for Eligibility

1. Must have completed medical studies, during training or early practicing family medicine, age up to 35.
2. Must be fluent in English.
3. Must have the support of the official body (Ministry of Health, Medical Chamber) or best from the country's family/general practice organization (if only there exist some).
4. Must have potential of becoming future leader in family medicine.
5. Priority will be given to those applicants who prove accepted abstract to the Prague conference – but not necessary condition.

Criteria for Selection

1. Personal need for financial support.
2. Personal potential for contributing to the development of FM in his/her home country.
3. Strength of proposed activities during the Prague conference visit.
4. Strength of proposed activities upon returning to the home country.
5. Regional needs and potential for FM development.
International scholars will be expected to submit a brief written report.

Individuals who are interested in the program should see application requirements on the conference website:

Submission deadline December 31st, 2012.
Successful applicants will be notified by January 31st 2013.