Tag Archive for ‘global surgery’
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.
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 […]
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.
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.
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.
Public-private partnerships options to fund global outreach are described as are alternative forms of investing, such as impact investing and social impact bonds.
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.
This article describes the Shriners-Galveston model for treating pediatric burn patients from LMICs through logistical and regulatory partnerships.
Describes two collaborative international volunteerism programs that provide care to underserved patients in the Philippines.
The Surgicon Project and its global surgical training methodology are examined.
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’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.
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.
Guidelines for participating in a global surgery program and a curated list of resources for surgeons interested in pursuing these opportunities are provided.
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.
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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