Tag Archive for ‘global surgery’

Dr. Zalamea (left) performing a right inguinal hernia repair on a young boy in Victorias, December 8, 2015

International volunteerism: Dr. Zalamea leads collaborative mission in the Philippines

Describes two collaborative international volunteerism programs that provide care to underserved patients in the Philippines.

Figure 1. The Surgical Staircase

Surgical training, global surgery, and a generally applicable training model

The Surgicon Project and its  global surgical training methodology are examined.

Figure 1. Map of cameroon and location of Saint-Luc Hospital

Italian training program in Cameroon: A model for developing cultural competence

The authors describe a training program aimed at improving cultural competency among surgery residents in Italy, as well as current and future barriers facing the rotation


UM Ryder Trauma Center/ Israel fellowship program provides a model for global trauma training

UM Ryder Trauma Center’s ongoing efforts to assist in the development of sustainable global trauma systems is the focus of this article, particularly the facility’s training program for Israeli trauma surgeons.

Figure 7. Financial barriers for international surgeons

2016 ACS International Governors Survey: Membership benefits and challenges for International Fellows are revealed in first-time study

The ACS Board of Governors conducted its first survey of International Governors in 2016 to assess the needs of International Fellows and the global surgery community.

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Above and beyond: A primer for young surgeons interested in global surgery

Guidelines for participating in a global surgery program and a curated list of resources for surgeons interested in pursuing these opportunities are provided.

Dr. Haile Debas examines future of global surgery in JAMA

Haile T. Debas, MD, FACS, examines the need for an integrated response in the U.S. to global surgery in an article published in the September 2015 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Figure 1. Medweb ™ SAFT screens
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Preoperative telemedicine evaluation of surgical mission patients: Should we use it routinely?

On-site preoperative evaluation of global surgery patients is a complex, time-consuming, and often chaotic process, however, telemedicine may expedite the delivery of lifesaving care. This article describes how the authors reviewed patient information and radiologic studies using store-and-forward telemedicine (SAFT) before embarking on a surgical mission in the Philippines.

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