Winners of 2012 Hippokrates Exchange and Carosino Prizes

The VdGM is happy to announce the winners of this year’s Carosino and Hippokrates Exchange Prizes which award the best exchange in a rural and any setting respectively, which took place in 2011 or 2012.

First of all on the behalf of the VdGM, I would like to thank the President of Wonca Europe, Dr Tony Mathie, the Senior Hippokrates Coordinator and creator of the Hippokrates Programme Dr Per Kallestrup and Dr Jaume Banqué Vidiella, executive member of EURIPA, who kindly accepted to take part in the panel who revised and selected this year’s applications.

From the passionate and enthusiastic GP trainees who submitted their work, the 2012 winner of the Carosino Prize is Dr Marine Parmentier, a 3rd year GP trainee from France, who visited Dr Angus Gallacher Practice in Buckie, Scotland, UK.

The Hippokrates Exchange Prize goes to Dr Clara Vilavella Lizana, a 3rd year GP trainee from Spain, who was hosted by Dr Brigit Morre Pedersen in Århus, Denmark.

A special thanks also to the entire VdGM Exchange group and all National Exchange Co-ordinators whose work and dedication is essential to the reality and development of the Hippokrates Programme.

Sara Rigon