Chloé Perdrix - a French GP travels Asia
My name is Chloé Perdrix, I’m a 27 year old French GP resident, just ending my last rotation in a health centre in the North-East of New Caledonia, a French island in the Pacific, next to Australia.
I’m the French exchange coordinator in the Vasco da Gama Movement, (WONCA Europe’s young doctors’ movement), and used to be the manager of international relationships in the French young GP’s Union, ISNAR-IMG for 18 months from January 2013 to June 2014.
After this last rotation in New Caledonia, I intend to take a sabbatical year travelling around Asia, with my brother, who just finished business school.
In order to stay in touch with the medical network, I intend to meet general practitioners during this journey. I proposed to WONCA and the Vasco da Gama Movement (VdGM), to write an article each two months in order to share my discoveries, my questions and my reflections about this experience. I thank them very warmly in accepting my request. (WONCA editor note: we welcome such innovation
I see this opportunity very simply : I won’t do a “double-blinded-multicentric, randomised control” study . I only want to share my experience about medicine and primary care in Asia through these articles.
Even if it’s a modest thing, sharing my reflections with GP readers from all over the world is very important to me. It gives a greater purpose to my trip : it will not only be a personal and selfish journey but also a collective one.
To give you an idea, our proposed itinerary is shown below. Of course, this might change during the journey. I can’t guarantee 100% that it will really be exactly this itinerary.
I hope this experience will interest you.
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