COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Daily Updates and ResourcesCOVID Resources
For those who want to make a contribution to improving patient care around the world, please join us.
Join VCU Program for Global Surgery and the Global Surgery Student Alliance at VCU for this month's Zoom presentation:
global surgery seminar flyer May 2021 [View Image]
This month's guest speaker is Dr. Marcel Durieux, Professor Emeritus of Anesthesiology at UVA School of Medicine. He grew up and was trained in medicine in Europe. His global health activity began in 2008 in Tanzania where he looked at the anesthesia and ICU aspects of a neurosurgery training program. His other global health work includes Doctors Without Borders in the Central African Republic, anesthesiology training and development in Rwanda, working with Health Volunteers Overseas in Malawi, and several global health research publications.
VCU Global Health Seminar Series
Wednesday, May 19, 2021, 5-6PM
In person in MMEC Studio 8 or via Zoom Link https://zoom.us/j/95374482877
The first 20 students to RSVP will receive free dinner!
Co-hosted by the Global Surgery Student Alliance at VCU Questions? Email: email@example.com
Download PDF: ghss_may_seminar_flyer
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.
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.
The Association for Academic Surgery Global Surgery Fellowship grant is an annual award for residents and fellows engaged in global health surgical research
We encourage interested medical students, residents and fellows to work with VCU surgeons in collaboration with various global surgical partnerships.Learn More
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.
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.
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.
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:
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
Edgar Rodas, MD, FACS
Director, VCU Program for Global Surgery
Associate Professor of Surgery
Division of Acute Care Surgical Services
Department of Surgery, VCU School of Medicine
Nancy Valencia-Rojas, MSPH
Program for Global Surgery Coordinator
Department of Surgery
Virginia Commonwealth University