How to Get Involved


Join the Global Surgery Journal Club on Facebook and Twitter to discuss recent, high-impact global surgery publications with the authors.


Reach out to your mentors, supervisors, professors, or others potentially involved in global (pediatric) surgery. What are their interests and what are yours? How can these overlap to engage in a meaningful project?


Opportunities and Programs Available


  • GICS
  • InciSioN

Research Programs and Fellowships

Masters Programs

Building a global surgery career

For those contemplating a career in global surgery, here is the perspective from GICS member Naomi Wright, a trainee in pediatric general surgery in London.

North America

The Residency Review Committee (RRC) of the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) approves international electives during general surgery residency.  Consult the ACGME website for further details. Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) standardizes curricula and competencies for global health and facilitates mutual exchange between institutions in rich and poor countries. The Dramatic Expansion of University Engagement in Global Health, by the CSIS Global Health Policy Center, summarizes recent trends and outlines policy implications. Residency Review Committee Guidelines, by Diana Farmer.

United Kingdom

Information for Trainees on OOPE (Out of Programme Experience) Abroad, by Miss Kokila Lakhoo, outlines specific recommendations for British trainees contemplating an international elective, as well as offering practical advice.

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