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Education & Training



Welcome to our Global Surgery Education Center, an initiative of the University of Utah's Center for Global Surgery (CGS)! We are dedicated to advancing surgical education and training worldwide, with a vision of ensuring access to safe and quality surgical care for all individuals, regardless of their geographic location. 

In today's interconnected world, surgical skills and knowledge have become crucial in addressing the global burden of surgical diseases and improving healthcare outcomes. Unfortunately, many regions around the world still face significant barriers to accessing essential surgical care. The CGS' Global Surgery Education Center aims to bridge this gap by empowering surgeons, healthcare professionals, trainees, and students with the necessary tools and resources to enhance surgical skills and provide effective care to their communities. 

Our center serves as a comprehensive platform that offers a diverse range of educational programs and resources designed to meet the unique needs and challenges faced by surgeons in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). By leveraging the power of technology, we strive to make high-quality surgical education accessible to everyone. 

Through partnerships with other academic and medical institutions, leading experts, and organizations passionate about global surgery, we bring together a wealth of knowledge and expertise. Our content covers a broad spectrum of surgical specialties and related fields, including general surgery, laparoscopic or minimally invasive surgery, pediatric surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, urology, trauma, engineering, entrepreneurship, and of course, education. See below for further information!

Educational Offerings

    The Center for Global Surgery offers a number of Scholar Training Pathways, beginning on July 1st of each academic year, for those interested in global surgery. Click on the "Scholar Training Pathways" box below to learn more about the different pathways and tracks we offer!

    While medicine has been rapidly advancing since the Industrial Revolution in the 18th century in high-income countries such as the United States, the majority of global health problems affect the 5 billion people living in LMICs. Unfortunately, though many excellent LMIC experts have identified important problems in these areas and thought about potential solutions, constraints, and implementation strategies, access to programs in health innovation, technology, and entrepreneurship is limited. Furthermore, organizations and institutions around the world who aim to champion innovative solutions to global health problems need practical, highly effective, skills-based programs for their staff and partners.

    The Master of Science in Clinical Investigation (MSCI) Global Health Innovation and Technology (GHIT) track was created to address the gap in availability of global health innovation programs that are practical in their applicability to real-world problems and accessible to LMIC experts. Click on the "MSCI-GHIT Degree Program" box below to learn more about this program!

    The Women's Health Equity (WHE) Fellowship is designed to be a two-year post-residency clinical fellowship. Women's Health Equity Fellows will work and learn in diverse low-resource settings with University partners in Kigali, Rwanda, as well as Fort Defiance, Arizona. Fellows will receive training in clinical care; research conduct and interpretation; and cultural, ethical, and health systems concepts related to working in low-resource settings in the U.S. and globally. 

    At the completion of the WHE, Fellows will have the capacity to:

    • Provide clinically excellent obstetrics and gynecology healthcare in low-resource settings through collaborative learning and partnerships
    • Understand, disseminate, and ultimately develop best practices and innovations for high-quality obstetrics and gynecology clinical care and research in low-resource settings


    Anna Darelli-Anderson

    Anna Darelli-Anderson, MEd, BA, C-TAGME

    Programs Manager

    University of Utah
    Department of Surgery
    30 N. Mario Capecchi Dr. 4N153
    Salt Lake City, UT 84112