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The Center for Global Surgery offers a number of training pathways, beginning on July 1st of each academic year, for those interested in global surgery:

  • ADVOCACY PATHWAY: Those interested in global surgery advocacy, to include campaign mobilizing, media engagement, op-ed writing, etc., are encouraged to apply. 
  • CLINICAL PATHWAY: Those interested in hands-on clinical work in global surgery are encouraged to apply. 
  • EDUCATION AND TRAINING PATHWAY: Those interested in global surgery education and/or training, to include curriculum development, evaluation and assessment, program management,. etc., are encouraged to apply. 
  • INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGY PATHWAYThose interested in global surgery innovation and technology (especially those with a background in engineering) are encouraged to apply. 
  • RESEARCH PATHWAY: Those interested in global surgery research are encouraged to apply. 
  • GLOBAL PATHWAY: Those interested in concentrating on more than one training pathway category (i.e., advocacy, clinical work, education and training, innovation and technology, or research) or in receiving a generalized education in global surgery and encouraged to apply. 
    • NOTE: This pathway includes a "Visiting Observership" track as well as a designated track for our American College of Surgeons (ACS) Academic Global Surgery Fellowship program. 

Click on a hyperlink to learn more about a specific pathway and the different tracks we offer!

How to Apply

Submit the following materials to the Programs Manager, Ms. Darelli-Anderson, at

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Personal Statement addressing commitment to global surgery, why you selected the pathway you did, and how you will benefit from the program (500 words)
  3. Current Curriculum Vitae (tailored toward global surgery activities)
  4. If applying for a Level III track, copies of MD/DO and any other relevant graduate-level diplomas/licensure
  5. Two letters of reference, including letter of good standing in current residency program from Program Director or Chair (if applicable)