GOING GLOBAL IN GENERAL SURGERY: RESIDENT RETURNS FROM DEPARTMENT’S FIRST INTERNATIONAL ROTATION
Increasingly, a modern surgeon is a global surgeon. Whether through clinical service or research collaborations, today’s surgeons do global work. That’s why the Department of Surgery is excited to announce a new global health opportunity in our Department: an accredited four-to-six week elective international rotation, offered by the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics and our Department for 3rd and 4th year surgical residents.
WHY GO GLOBAL?
“Global health is a security issue, an economic issue, and an economic security issue,” Dr. Girma Tefera, Vice Chair of the Division of Vascular Surgery, and Medical Director of Operation Giving Back, an international service program in the American College of Surgeons, said. “And surgery is increasingly being recognized as a crucial component of public health, as important, for example, as vaccines.”