The Project

Welcome to the #SoMe Ambassadors Network of General Practice / Family Medicine! This project is conducted by members of the regional Young Doctors Movements for new and future family doctors within the World Organization of Family Doctors (WONCA).

The purpose of the project is to build a network of General Practitioners / Family Doctors on Social Media (including trainees and medical students pursuing a career in General Practice / Family Medicine). Members should be interested in receiving information on initiatives run by members of WONCA Young Doctors' Movements (YDMs), willing to participate and/or promote such initiatives.

You can find ongoing initiatives on the sidebar on the left. You'll also find a calendar/map of Family Medicine related events across the globe and a list of publications by members of the YDMs.

Participation in this project is voluntary. If you decide to participate, you may withdraw at any time. If you decide not to participate or if you withdraw from participating at any time, you will not be penalized.

If you agree to take part and want to volunteer to serve as an Ambassador, you will be asked to complete an online questionnaire. You can find a full copy of the questionnaire here (read-only; for submission please use the online questionnaire).

The questionnaire will take approximately 5 minutes and ask about your demographic information (name, birth year, gender), professional information (country and city where you work/study, and your professional status as a medical student, trainee, young family physician or senior family physician), and contact details (email and, if applicable, social media contacts).
Please be as thorough as possible, as you'll also be asked which data you want to share only with the Project's Team, and which data you wish to be released to the public on the Map of Ambassadors. Please note that you will be given the chance to opt-out from being shown in the Map entirely. If you opt-in you'll show up on the Map only after approval by the Project Managers.
Regarding the information shared solely with the Project's Team, we will do our best to keep such information confidential. It will be used for the above mentioned purpose only and won't be shared with other parties.

If you have questions about this project, you may contact the Project Managers at

Luís Pinho Costa
Project Manager and Webmaster

Kyle Hoedebecke
Project Manager and Tweetmaster (@YDM_SoMe)