NJMS CENTER FOR GLOBAL SURGERY
We are thrilled and proud to have created a center for Global Surgery with the support of the Rutgers Department of Surgery. The center is strongly committed to raise awareness and support efforts in Global Surgery. Furthermore, it is committed to academic development, interdisciplinary collaboration and capacity building. We hope to inspire young students and residents to take on the challenge and to support faculty members actively involved in Global Surgery. Lack of surgical access and resulting surgical burden results in unnecessary and preventable death as well as pain in suffering on a daily basis. The Lancet commission on Global Surgery outlines thoroughly the extent of the problem and its human economic consequences. We envision that the provision of safe and affordable surgical care will one day be available to reduce premature death, disability and promote economic development globally.
The Global Surgery center will support all global surgery activities at Rutgers- NJMS including; facilitating surgical missions, integrating resident and medical students into global surgery, developing a curriculum for surgical training as well as supporting global surgery research.
The vision of the center is to support global surgical activities through service, teaching and research.
Main Areas of Focus: REACT
Mentoring students/residents interested in Global Surgery
Fostering multidisciplinary faculty research collaboration
Setting up monthly research meetings
Encouraging residents and students to present their work at local, regional and national meetings
Promoting peer review publication in Global Surgery
Education of residents and medical students
Coordinating and developing clinical electives in Global Surgery for students and residents
Establishing a Global Surgery curriculum; running Non-credit electives in Global Surgery and Global Health
Support Global Surgery Fellow
Developing Global Surgery track for residents
Raising awareness and advocating for neglected surgical patients at the institutional and national level
Joining advocacy groups to promote Global Surgery
Joining members of the global academic community to unite in support of surgical care in the global agenda
Building Long term multi-disciplinary partnerships, education, training, library & supplies
Developing an international surgical E-library
Providing long distance training & telemedicine
Collaborative research/workforce development or expansion
Deliver surgical supplies and equipment to hospitals in LMIC
Developing surgical training curriculum for local health care providers in LMIC
Providing training and lectures during surgical missions
Teaching/training via teleconference with LMIC
Developing operative manuals & updates in surgical care
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