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September 2020 Intake for GCGSC and MGSC – Apply by June 19!

September 2020 Intake for GCGSC and MGSC – Apply by June 19!

Our online programs are for interdisciplinary surgical care professionals focused on addressing challenges and contributing to solutions in low-resource settings.

Safe Surgical Care: Strategies during a Pandemic – Free Online Course

Safe Surgical Care: Strategies during a Pandemic – Free Online Course

Module 5 now launched! Understand how to define and maintain essential services during the COVID 19 pandemic. Register for free today

Bethune Round Table Conference on Global Surgery 2020 | Winnipeg, MB

Bethune Round Table Conference on Global Surgery 2020 | Winnipeg, MB

Bethune Round Table Conference on Global Surgery The Bethune Round Table (BRT) is an annual interdisciplinary meeting aimed at addressing the challenges of providing accessible, high-quality surgical care to marginalized patients in low-resource settings. By bringing health professionals across a variety of disciplines together,we sjare strategies and create solutions for improving surgical care to these […]

MSF-UBC Partnership: Essential Skills Surgical Training Program

MSF-UBC Partnership: Essential Skills Surgical Training Program

There is a shortage of surgical providers in Sub-Saharan Africa, and especially in countries that do not provide access to formal surgical training programs, such as South Sudan. One of the potential solutions to this shortage of providers is training and validating non-surgeon physicians (NSP) to perform surgical procedures, which is called task-shifting or task-sharing. […]

BISC Newsletter

BISC Newsletter Stay up-to-date on the latest news, events, and more from the UBC Branch for International Surgical Care! To read our latest newsletter and to subscribe to our mailing list and receive future newsletters, see BISC Newsletter under About Us.  

Publication – Surgical Task-Sharing to Non-specialist Physicians in Low- Resource Settings Globally: A Systematic Review of the Literature

MGSC student, Ryan Falk’s article Surgical Task-Sharing to Non-specialist Physicians in Low- Resource Settings Globally: A Systematic Review of the Literature has been published online in the World Journal of Surgery. Congratulations, Ryan! Falk, R., Taylor, R., Kornelsen, J. et al. Surgical Task-Sharing to Non-specialist Physicians in Low-Resource Settings Globally: A Systematic Review of the […]

New Course in Sept 2020 | SURG 517: Clinical Research Methods for Surgical Procedures with Global Surgical Comparisons

New Course in Sept 2020 | SURG 517: Clinical Research Methods for Surgical Procedures with Global Surgical Comparisons

This new graduate course as part of our Master of Global Surgical Care, will introduce learners to surgical clinical research methods.

Masters of Global Surgical Care Bursary Award Fund

Masters of Global Surgical Care Bursary Award Fund

The Master of Global Surgical Care’s bursary award program for international learners will play a key role in engaging a cohort of students who otherwise would not be able to enroll in graduate studies. This award will allow surgeons and trainees from low-income countries to take the online Master’s program, ultimately equipping them to address […]

Master of Global Surgical Care – Applications Deadline June 19th

Master of Global Surgical Care – Applications Deadline June 19th

Applications are open for the Master of Global Surgical Care, a two-year online program for interdisciplinary surgical care professionals focused on addressing challenges and contributing to solutions in low-resource settings. Apply by June 19th to start in September 2020! For more information, please see https://internationalsurgery.med.ubc.ca/masters-program/ and to apply https://internationalsurgery.med.ubc.ca/education/apply/   

BISC Participates in Engineers in Scrubs MedTech Cafes

BISC Participates in Engineers in Scrubs MedTech Cafes

BISC is partnering with Engineers in Scrubs (EiS) to participate in their MedTech Cafes this year. To find out more info about Engineers In Scrubs please click here. Through this program, sessions are organized which are an opportunity for Faculty to present an idea about a problem they have encountered in a LMIC healthcare facility […]