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ACS Fellows provide surgical leadership and service in India

Details on how a delegation of ACS members became involved in a People to People-led cultural exchange program in India are provided. The authors also recount their experiences at urban medical centers and contrast those visits with the provision of services at a health care clinic in rural India. The economic and cultural factors that affect health care in India, including the effects of industrialization and the traditional caste system, are addressed.

Pursuing a career in humanitarian and rural surgery: When is the best time to start?

Because more and more trainees in surgery are showing an interest in providing surgical care in resource-limited settings and because the number of rural surgeons in America continues to decline, it is important to inform future surgeons regarding how they can establish a career in volunteer and rural surgery. This article offers some suggestions on how surgical residents—especially those training at community-based teaching hospitals—can forge a career path in rural and humanitarian surgery.

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