The Montegut Global Scholars Program


The Montegut Global Scholars Program (MGSP) was established by the American Board of Family Medicine Foundation in April 2010. It was named in honour of Alain Montegut, M.D., a member of the Board of Directors of the American Board of Family Medicine from 2006-2010 and whose 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 supports the attendance of one family physician from each of the seven regions of the international organization of family physicians (WONCA) to their regional meetings or to the international meeting in the year that it is held. The MGSP provides a $ 2.500 scholarship for one family physician selected from each of the seven WONCA regions.


  • Dr Eunice Carrapiço, Portugal - WONCA Europe Montegut Scholar 2016

Dr Dr Eunice Carrapiço from Portugal has been selected as the sixth Montegut Global Scholar from the WONCA Europe region and got the opportunity to attend the WONCA Conference in Rio de Janeiro, 2 - 6 November 2016.


  • Dr Patrick O'Donnell, Ireland - WONCA Europe Montegut Scholar 2015

Dr Patrick O'Donnell from Ireland has been selected as the fifth Montegut Global Scholar 2015 from the WONCA Europe region and got the opportunity to attend the WONCA Europe Conference in Istanbul, 22 - 25 October 2015.


  • Dr Eralda Turkeshi, Albania - WONCA Europe Montegut Scholar 2014

Dr Eralda Turkeshi from Albania has been selected as the Montegut Global Scholar 2014 from the WONCA Europe region. Her scholarship enabled her to attend the WONCA Europe Lisbon conference in July 2014. Three key messages after attending different sessions were:

1. Rigorous quality research is needed in family medicine/general practice development

2. Geriatric assessment of the older adults in the community is important and general/family physicians can play a key role in implementing this.

3. Respiratory health assessed with spirometry can be easily available in general practice settings.

She left the WONCA Europe conference with the desire to pursue these new horizons and walk in these new routes of her general practice/family medicine professional development and also develop cooperation and learn from those who have already travelled through these routes.

  • Dr Anca-Alexandra Matusz, Romania - WONCA Europe Montegut Scholar 2013

Dr Anca Alexandra Matusz is a family healthcare provider from Romania who has been selected as the third Montegut Global Scholar 2013 from the WONCA Europe region and got the opportunity to attend the WONCA World Conference held Prague in June 2013.

After returning home and based on the Wonca experience, she started the implementation of two research and collaboration projects in the specialty of family medicine in Romania.

  • Dr Pavlo Kolesnyk, Ukraine - WONCA Europe Montegut Scholar 2012

Dr Pavlo Kolesnyk PhD MD, from Ukraine, the second European Montegut scholar. His scholarship enabled him to attend the WONCA Europe Vienna conference in July 2012.

Pavlo is currently the Assistant Professor (Docent) of Uzhgorod National University; a practicing family doctor of the city Family Clinic; a trainer of doctors during their residency and internship and the head of the Family Medicine Course at the Academic Department.

  • Dr Maltezis Kyriakos, Greece - WONCA Europe Montegut Scholar 2011

Dr Kyriakos Maltezis, from Greece, the first Mongegut scholar who was supported to attend the WONCA Europe conference in Warsaw in September 2011.

Dr Maltezis graduated from the University of Athens, in 1999. He trained in general practice in the General Hospital Sant Panteleimon in Piraeus, Greece and he works in the public sector as a GP. He is undertaking a Masters in Family Medicine and Science Methodology in Primary Health Care through the University of Crete. He has authored a number of papers published in international journals and in Greek Journals. He is involved in teaching undergraduate students in the University of Athens, in medical physiology and general practice.

He also has participated as a volunteer in international missions, in Africa, since 2005, providing primary care services in Uganda and Tanzania. He received an honorary award from the National Blood Donor Organization for his voluntary participation for four years in organising missions for blood collections in district areas all over Greece.