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Global Surgery Fellowship General Info

About the Program

The Global Surgery Fellowship is 18 months and is not an American College of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) approved fellowship, but categorized under "additional training."

9 Months: Omaha, Nebraska

Possible clinical rotations:

  • Extensive Cadaver Laboratory
  • Pediatric Anesthesia
  • Neonatal Intensive Care
  • Ultrasound & Simulation
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Dentistry/Oromaxillofacial Surgery
  • Adult Anesthesia
  • Orthopedics
  • Urology

Plus a one-week hernia trip to Dominican Republic.

During the first 9 months, the fellow will be in Omaha focusing on medical care and surgeries not taught in a typical general surgery residency;however, necessary in low-resource settings.  The rotations and their length will be tailored to the fellow’s previous experience and the needs of the international fellowship site.  If a burn rotation is necessary, it will be conducted at the Maricopa County Burn Center in Phoenix, AZ. 

9 Months: First-level hospital at international site 

The location will be chosen carefully to assure safety, adequate surgical volume, local training, an opportunity to complete a local capacity building project and a good start for the fellow’s career pathway.

Years After
At completion of the fellowship, the fellow will be assisted in finding employment that will allow them to continue their global surgery quest.


Salary and Benefits

Fellows will receive compensation equivalent to a House Staff PGY 6 & PGY 7 salary.

See complete salary and benefit information at Graduate Medical Education.

As traditional boundaries have been challenged by globalization, our narrower understanding of identity, belonging, and responsibility have been redefined and broadened. Now, more than ever, we see that we are in fact, a single humanity.
— Adolfo Nicolas, SJ