Welcome to the Global Surgery Student Alliance website! We are super excited to be a resource for students and residents/trainees who are interested in global surgery. We believe that health is a human right and that surgical care is a part of that right. Students have a lot to dedicate to this field and many are extremely interested in joining in but haven’t yet had the opportunity, so we hope that you can get involved and learn more about how surgery fits into the world of global health!

The GSSA Team

Become a GSSA General Member & sign up for our listserv!

Get connected to other students/faculty and learn more about what is happening in global surgery around the world by signing up to become a GSSA general member. We encourage students, residents/trainees, faculty, and anyone else to join, as we have plans for people at all levels of training. You'll also get to hear about research opportunities, conferences, and more! The general membership form is for medical students, faculty, and others. We have created a separate form for residents/trainees to gather information for more specific projects.


GSSA Spring Newsletter

Check out our spring 2019 global surgery newsletter! We've included updates on what GSSA has been up to both on the local and national levels. We have also included submitted articles from students, residents, and faculty from around the country, as well as research opportunities, conferences, and more! If you want to contribute to our next newsletter, you can contact our Newsletter Editor-in-Chief, Avina Joshi, at

Our Latest Events

Northeast Global Surgery Hackathon

The GSSA chapters at Tufts, Harvard, BU, Yale, and Dartmouth are teaming up for the 2nd annual Northeast Global Surgery Hackathon! Stay tuned for more info soon. You can learn more about last year's hackathon and our recent national symposium below.

To see some of the other recent GSSA events, you can check out the News & Events tab, as well as the links below. Let us know if you have a global surgery event that you'd like us to feature here!

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The website was developed by Parisa Fallah, Roya Edalatpour, Andrew Giles, and Prachi Patel, with help from Gavin Ovsak. Many sincere thanks to Ryoko Hamaguchi for creating our GSSA logo.