Each year numerous medical trainees, practicing physicians, and a variety of other healthcare and non-healthcare professionals from universities and other organizations collaborate on GPAS projects.
If you are interested, we encourage you to review the useful resources below to help understand the body of knowledge and considerations around effective partnerships and volunteerism. Please let us know if you have any links to add.
GPAS focuses on local capacity building projects rather than clinical volunteer work.
Currently we do not provide financial support for those seeking to collaborate with GPAS on projects, though we do try to keep track of some potential funding sources.
For medical trainees, practitioners and others seeking to work with GPAS, collaboration must be done in accordance with guidelines of your home and host institutions and organizations (This includes but is not limited to financial support, liability and licensing).
Careers in Global Surgery
- Hopkins Online Course – Ethical Challenges in Short-Term Global Health Training
- Podcast: “Adrift In Africa: A US Medical Resident On An Elective Abroad” Mulago Hospital, Kampala, Uganda
- Ethics of Training in Developing Countries
- Ethics of Surgical Training in Developing Countries
- Ethics and Best Practice Guidelines for Training Experiences in Global Health
- Nine problems that hinder partnerships in Africa
- Surgical elective in a developing country: ethics and utility
- Seven sins of humanitarian medicine
- The Importance of Avoiding Pitfalls in Global Health & Development
- Guidelines for surgeons on establishing projects in low-income countries
- International surgical electives: reflections in ethics
Careers in Global Surgery
- Open Letter to Young Surgeons Interested in Global Health
- Engaging academic surgery in global health
- Pursuing a career in humanitarian and rural surgery: when to start
- Global Surgery: Thoughts on an Emerging Subspecialty for Students and Residents
Preparing for rotations abroad
- Operating in the Global Theater
- A preparation guide for surgical resident and student rotations to underserved regions
- A pediatric surgeons suggestions for successful short-term surgical volunteer work
- Short -term medical missions: study of quality care
- Academic Needs in Developing Countries
- Redefining surical needs, training, and practice in Sub-Saharan Africa
- International Surgical Electives
- Improving recruitment of surgical trainees and training of surgeons in Uganda
- Global Health Training and International Clinical Rotations During Residency
- Challenges meeting surgical needs in the developing world
- Haiti disaster tourism – a medical shame
- Scrambling for Africa? Universities and global health
- Template for surgical training in resource poor countries
- Who will be there when women deliver?
- A survey of Canadian general surgery residents’ interest in international surgeryElective Global surgery rotations for residents: a call for cooperation and consortium
- Using CanMEDS to guide international health electives: an enriching experience in Uganda for a Canadian surgery resident
- The Medical Mission and Modern Cultural Competency Training
- Results of a National Survey of Surgical Resident Interest in international experience, electives, and volunteerism
- International experience, electives and volunteerism in surgical training: a survey of resident interest
- Role of students in global health delivery
- Health professionals for the 21st century: a students’ view
- Global health in general surgery residency: a national survey
- The contribution of international health volunteers to the health workforce in sub-saharan Africa
- WHO Guidelines for health care equipment donations
- Development of an international elective in a general surgery residency