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About the Course


  • Emergency and essential surgery is a crucial component of global health

  • American trained surgeons lack certain competencies to practice in resource poor settings



  • Workshop Goals: Obtain essential skills needed to practice effectively in global surgery settings

  • This is a full 2 day hands-on workshop focused on skills training

  • Residents will utilize an entire cadaver throughout the workshop

  • Workshop will be taught by surgical attendings from the University of Colorado from the following specialties: General Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Neurosurgery, OBGYN, Plastic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, and Anesthesiology

Our Location

  • Center for Surgical Innovation - this is a state of the art facility at the Anschutz Medical Campus at the University of Colorado School of Medicine (Directions here)

  • Are hands-on workshops effective models to impart skills necessary for global humanitarian surgical skills work? An analysis of our workshop effectiveness in the Journal of Surgical Education.

  • Are American surgical residents prepared for humanitarian development?  Our answer in the World Journal of Surgery

  • Press coverage on NPR

  • Press Coverage on Reuters

  • What does the workshop entail? Our manuscript describing workshop details in the Journal of Surgical Education

Press Coverage and Manuscripts

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