Global Surgery Seminar Series — Wednesday, October 21
This month's speaker is Quinn K. Lippmann, MD, MPH, FACOG, a urogynecologist double board certified in OG/GYN and Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
Join VCU Program for Global Surgery and the Global Surgery Student Alliance at VCU on Wednesday, October 21 at 5:00–6:00 pm for this month's Zoom presentation:
“Research in Malawi and Urogynecology in Rwanda: My experiences with global health in East Africa”
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About the Seminar Series
This monthly lecture series was started to highlight the amazing international work done by physicians in the area. Students, residents, fellows, and faculty interested in global health, specifically global surgical efforts, are invited to attend.
Please contact us for speakers' information or if interested in presenting.
VCU School of Medicine ACCESS Symposium 2020: "Overcoming Limits in Global Health"
September 19, 2020
Link to register: https://rampages.us/access/symposium/
ABOUT THE ACCESS PROGRAM:
In 2019, the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine developed a four-year, longitudinal curriculum program called ACCESS (Acute Care and Systems Strengthening) for students interested in acute care and global health. Now in its second year, ACCESS provides VCU medical students with the opportunity to acquire skills, develop a systematic understanding, and design health system strengthening strategies to address acute care needs in low-resource settings in a sustainable manner.
ABOUT THE SYMPOSIUM:
Medical students in the ACCESS Program have been hard at work planning a virtual global health symposium this September, and are hoping to engage a wide range of students, physicians, innovators, and anyone eager to learn.
This year's focus is on the theme: “Overcoming Limits in Global Health.” Given the nature of COVID-19 and its disruption on the field, we expect this to be a productive discussion on the challenges of global health work, especially within the acute care specialties of Surgery, Anesthesia, Emergency Medicine, and OB/GYN. We recognize the value of participation from a variety of institutions and are excited to invite your students to join as participants during the symposium.
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Overview: Our Global Surgical Mission
Welcome to the VCU Program for Global Surgery. We invite you to see, share, and support the impact we can make around the world.
VCU Health is a public institution where we offer crucial regional support for patients and families regardless of their needs or their finances. We bring the same work ethic and compassion to institutions around the world to improve patient care in many hard-to-believe scenarios. According to The Lancet Commission on Global Surgery, five billion people around the world lack access to safe and affordable surgical care.
For several decades, our surgeons have worked across numerous countries to consult, teach, and support the development of other surgeons, trainees, and students to deliver the best care possible in their settings.
If accepted, scholars will be asked to apply for available grants at VCU or other institutions/organizations to support their work. Self-funding is also acceptable.
The Association for Academic Surgery Global Surgery Fellowship grant is an annual award for residents and fellows engaged in global health surgical research
VCU Global Surgery Leaders and Partners
Currently working across three continents—South America, Africa, and East Asia—we are grateful to our Global Surgery Partners without whom we could not organize our missions. Equally important to our program is the generous support from collaborators Charles and Ginny Crone, who created the VCU-Crone Scholars Program, a collaboration between VCU and the Ministry of Health in Rwanda.
We invite you to learn more about our faculty leaders, their partners, and the surgical services they provide around the world.
Global Surgical Experiences
Through our global surgery program we offer vibrant opportunities for VCU faculty, trainees, and our partners to work together teaching and supporting the development of safe and affordable surgical care around the world.
Learn more about the individual experiences that illustrate the incredible diversity of training our faculty and institution have to offer.Learn More
Supporting Global Surgery
We encourage donations and in-kind support in order to enhance the mission of VCU Program for Global Surgery. Resident travel scholarships, teaching materials, technology services, all funding goes to support the mission of global surgery and global health.
Thank you to our Donors!
A special thanks to Charles and Ginny Crone for their initial gift supporting our collaboration with the Ministry of Health of Rwanda.
We would also like to thank them for their subsequent gift to support VCU General Surgery Residents as they work on our global surgical collaborations.
Their philanthropic support has been critical to advancing our collaborations and helping VCU surgery residents engage meaningfully in these collaborations and become outstanding clinicians serving patients in the US and abroad.
How to give
Your gift will help us continue our global impact by supporting the training of new physicians in global surgery and expanding our outreach to countries that inspire to improve their health and well-being. We have identified three overarching goals that we hope to achieve in the next three years:
- Become the worldwide leader in global surgical education
- Develop respected academic opportunities for trainees of all levels
- Improve our efforts in sustainability and capacity building around the world