Montegut Scholar Award

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.

Alain Montegut MD

The Montegut Global Scholars Program (MGSP) was established by the ABFM-F in April 2010. It was named in honor of Alain Montegut, M.D., a member of the Board of Directors of the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) from 2005-2010 and whose career has been devoted to developing high quality family medicine practice internationally, especially in underserved and/or undeveloped countries.

A program for WONCA regional meeting attendance.

The MGSP was established to foster international education, research, and collaboration in the specialty of family medicine. It will support the attendance of family physicians from Africa, Asia Pacific, East Mediterranean, Europe Iberoamericana, North America, and South Asia Regions of the international organization of family physicians (WONCA) to any WONCA regional conference of 2022.
 
For further information on the MGSP click here.

2022 Information

The MGSP will provide a scholarship for the selectees from Africa, Asia Pacific, East Mediterranean, Europe, Iberoamericana, North America, and South Asia Regions to attend any WONCA regional conference of 2022.

The application process depends on the region of origin of the candidates. To apply:

1. For WONCA Africa, please contact Elizabeth Reji.
2. For WONCA South Asia, please contact the South Asia Region President, presidentSAR@wonca.net
3. For WONCA Europe please contact Barbara Toplek, secretariateurope@wonca.net. 
4. For WONCA Iberoamericana – CIMF, please contact Thomas Meoño Martín, ceo@cimfwonca.org
5. For North America Region, please contact Linne Thompson Hyatt, Caribbean College of Family Physicians Jamaica Chapter.
5. For Asia Pacific and East Mediterranean, please submit the application form and all relevant documents to the WONCA Secretariat at secretariat@wonca.net

Eligibility

Criteria for all applicants:

- Must be a Family Physician/General Practitioner in good professional standing; 
- It is suggested that the selectee be a Physician involved with education, research, and/or committed to improving the quality of family medical care in his/her region;
- The selectee chosen should be a person whom under ordinary circumstances would not have the financial means to attend the referenced conference;
- The selectee should not be part of the WONCA leadership in his/her region;
- It is suggested that the same individual not be chosen to attend more than one conference offered by this Scholars Program. 

Application

For the application form click here (or you can request an application from the WONCA Secretariat by emailing secretariat@wonca.net).

Deadline for 2022

For all Regions (except Europe): 2 MAY 2022

For details on the application process and deadline for Asia Pacific and East Mediterranean, please contact the WONCA World Secretariat at secretariat@wonca.net.  

Scholar Responsibilities 

The selected scholars are expected to devote the entire amount funded toward expenses related to attending the WONCA conference 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 the selected conference to the President of the ABFM-F containing the following information:
1. Name, practice address, and WONCA region;
2. A brief report outlining ‘Lessons Learned’ from the designated conference 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;
3. In the report reference above, the Scholar should list two (2) or three (3) action items that s/he will implement in their region, practice, or training program as a result of attending the conference. 

It is our hope that the scholarship recipient can meet with ABFM physician leaders who are attending the conferences.

This report will be due to the ABFM-F office [President ABFM-F, 1648 McGrathiana Parkway, Suite 550, Lexington, Kentucky, 40511-1247, United States of America] or via email to: president@abfmfoundation.org no more than sixty (60) days after the conclusion of the respective conference. 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.  

 

WONCA wishes to formally acknowledge the generous sponsorship of the American Board of Family Medicine Foundation (ABFM-F) through the Montegut Global Scholars Program. 

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