Tag Archive for ‘global surgery’

Opportunities for global volunteerism: How two practices in Michigan make it work

Outlines how two practice groups support their partners’ international humanitarian service efforts and identifies the benefits and barriers associated with private practice surgeons engaged in overseas missions.

Showing up: The education, pain, and progress of a pediatric surgeon in East Africa

Practicing medicine in a low- and middle-income country (LMIC) is a challenge—for everyone. Everything from human capital to clean water is in short supply relative to the massive demand. Access to care is low, complication rates high, and mortality rates tragic. Physicians are stretched thin and asked by flawed and underdeveloped systems to practice medicine […]

Global Surgical and Medical Support Group helps Kurds develop self-sustaining health care system

Global Surgical and Medical Support Group helps Kurds develop self-sustaining health care system

Outlines the mission of the Global Surgical and Medical Support Group, including the training of local medical professionals in Dohuk, Iraq, and identifies the challenges and benefits of providing care to patients in this setting.

David B. Hoyt, MD, FACS

Looking forward – February 2020

Dr. Hoyt and his co-author provide a status update of the ACS-COSECSA Surgical Training Collaborative, which was pilot tested at Hawassa University in Ethiopia in 2019, and plans for moving the program forward.

Latin America

Improving global emergency and essential surgical care in Latin America and the Caribbean: A collaborative approach

Regional collaborative partnerships—focused on enhancing access to surgical care in Latin America and Caribbean countries—are described.

Funding Global Outreach

Legal and financial models for public-private partnerships: Making global outreach more feasible

Public-private partnerships options to fund global outreach are described as are alternative forms of investing, such as impact investing and social impact bonds.

Meeting participants, including attendees from Hawassa University (right photo, from left): Ephrem Adem, clinical and academic director, College of Medicine and Health Sciences; Ayano Hula, president (obscured in background); and Abel Gedefaw, vice-president, chief executive director, College of Medicine and Health Sciences

Looking forward – November 2018

Dr. Hoyt outlines the development and evolution of the ACS-COSECSA Surgical Training Collaborative at Hawassa University, Awassa, Ethiopia, which is scheduled to start in January 2019.

Shriners Hospitals: Making the dream of global surgery a reality for pediatric burn patients

This article describes the Shriners-Galveston model for treating pediatric burn patients from LMICs through logistical and regulatory partnerships.

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.

Global medicine

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.

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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