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The Department of Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital offers a Global Surgery Pathway as part of its surgical residency curriculum.
The Department of Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital is involved in many clinical projects around the world. Multidisciplinary teams travel to countries such as Colombia and Liberia to provide medical and surgical care to those in need, while also working to strengthen the health care infrastructures within these areas.
The Department of Surgery is pleased to offer a Global Surgery Pathway as part of its surgical residency curriculum for Mass General surgical residents interested in pursuing international work. A number of electives have been developed to offer our residents opportunities for clinical, research and surgical education projects in low- and middle-income countries.The Global Surgery Pathway includes:
Surgical residents on the Global Surgery Pathway have access to a number of opportunities for education and clinical work. Some examples of Global Surgery electives are below, though residents are free to tailor their own electives, pending approval. Limited funding support will be available.
Mass General residents, even those not on the Global Surgery Pathway, are exposed to additional global health opportunities throughout the Harvard community.
For more information about the Global Surgery Pathway, please contact Haytham Kaafarani, MD (Trauma Surgery attending).
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