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PROGRAM DIRECTORS
Sudha P. Jayaraman, MD, MSc
Sudha Jayaraman, MD, FACS
Associate Professor of Surgery
VCU School of Medicine

Edgar B. Rodas, MD
Edgar Rodas, MD, FACS
Associate Professor of Surgery
VCU School of Medicine


 

 

Program for Global Surgery

VCU surgeons have a long history of contributing to the care of patients on nearly every continent in the world. Through the Program for Global Surgery, ORBIT showcases VCU surgeons as they:

  • Strengthen surgical systems through global partnerships
  • Conduct needs assessment and research through global collaborations
  • Promote local and global capacity building through training and education
  • Advocate for sustainable, equitable access to surgical care around the world

The program has five global surgery scholar tracks in which interested medical students, residents and fellows are mentored by VCU surgeons to work with various global surgical collaborations:

Clinical Scholar Track — A short-term clinical experience in a project country with pre-trip preparation and an opportunity to obtain case credit for surgery residency

Research Scholar Track — A mentored research project relevant to a project country along with participation in short courses in research methodology

Residency Track — One to two years of mentored research, time living in-country and participation in a formal master’s program in global health/public health/research

Clinical Fellowship Track — One to two years of clinical work in-country after completion of fellowship, supervision of one or more clinical- or research-track scholars and participation in a formal master’s program in global health/public health/research

Program Scholar Track — An open one- to two-year track for residents from nonsurgical fields and non-VCU clinicians to work VCU’s global surgery collaborations, receive mentorship by VCU’s global surgeons and participate in formal research courses

The Program for Global Surgery plans to offer a web-based platform to feature ongoing global partnerships and experiences of scholars, and administrative support to oversee candidate recruitment, project management, IT support and program development.



 

 

 

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