Global Surgery Resources

We have created a tab for global surgery resources on our website! Our hope is to direct you all to important programs, opportunities, and research so that you can learn more about the field of global surgery and how you can get involved. This is just a start and the lists are not comprehensive, but we will be adding more resources for you all over the coming months. Feel free to reach out to us with any questions, ideas, or resources that you would like us to add.


Annual Global Surgery Conferences

  • Global Surgery Student Alliance (GSSA) Symposium​​

    • Boston Global Surgery Symposium 2017

    • Houston Global Surgery Symposium 2018

    • Virginia Global Surgery Symposium 2019

    • Coming Soon: 2020 Announcement

  • InciSIoN Global Surgery Symposium​​

  • Bethune Round Table

    • Incredible annual global surgery conference that is hosted in Canada. Attended by many surgical healthcare providers from low- and middle-income countries.

    • Ottawa 2017

    • Toronto 2018

    • Edmonton/Calgary 2019


  • American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress

    • The largest surgical conference in the world; has scattered global surgery programming throughout the week, as well as several dedicated day-long didactic courses

    • GSSA hosts a social event for students each year and is working on more global surgery programming for the coming years


  • Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) Conference

  • Yale Global Surgery Symposium

  • Penn Global Surgery Symposium

  • McGill University Health Center (MUHC) Global Surgery Conference

Global Surgery Groups & Organizations​

Global Surgery Residency Programs & Fellowships​

There are many more groups, organizations, residency programs, and fellowships out there. This is not a comprehensive list, but just provides a place to start. We are updating our website and will be adding to this list continually over the next few months.

Global Surgery Research Opportunities

We are in the process of collecting data on opportunities and will be updating this shortly. In the meantime, if your program would like to share research opportunities for medical students, please contact us so we can include it on our website.

Global Surgery Publishing Opportunities

Please contact us if you have any information you would like to add to this page, including global surgery conferences, groups/organizations, training programs, and research opportunities.

Click here for a comprehensive list of global surgery research articles and papers on a wide range of topics:

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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.