Global Surgery Pro-Con Debate: A Pathway to Bilateral Academic Success or the Bold New Face of Colonialism?

  title={Global Surgery Pro-Con Debate: A Pathway to Bilateral Academic Success or the Bold New Face of Colonialism?},
  author={Alyssa Scheiner and Jennifer L. Rickard and Benedict C. Nwomeh and Randeep S. Jawa and Enrique Ginzburg and Tamara N. Fitzgerald and Anthony G. Charles and Abebe Bekele},
  journal={The Journal of surgical research},
Ethics of Educating American Global Surgeons: An Approach to Conscientious Training on the Individual, Departmental, and Institutional Levels.
The complexities relevant to global surgery trainees across these levels are reviewed and potential mechanisms for addressing these ethical challenges are offered.
Training low–middle-income (LMIC) pediatric surgeons in a high-income country (HIC) program
This endeavour in global pediatric surgical training represents a significant innovation in surgical education partnerships and would be reproducible across different surgical subspecialties and contexts.
Systematic review of low-income and middle-income country perceptions of visiting surgical teams from high-income countries
Surgical short-term visits from high-income countries are insufficiently described from the perspective of stakeholders in LMICs, yet such perspectives are essential for quality of care, ethics and equity, skills and knowledge transfer and sustainable health system strengthening.
Access to oral & maxillofacial surgery in Sub-Saharan African countries.
An Assessment Tool for Hand Surgical Education Needs and Capacity in Resource-Limited Settings
Need assessments can gauge how best to provide education during short-term visiting educator trips and optimize its impact in resource-limited settings.
Characterising transnational ophthalmic surgical partnerships by engagement and training
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Coaching for impact: successful implementation of a multi-national, multi-institutional synchronous research course in Ethiopia
This novel multi-institutional and multi-national research course design was successfully implemented and could serve as a template for greater development of research capacity building in the low- and middle-income country (LMIC) setting.
Conference equity in global health: a systematic review of factors impacting LMIC representation at global health conferences
‘Conference inequity’ is common in global health, with LMIC attendees under-represented at global health conferences, and LMIC attendance is limited by systemic barriers including high travel costs, visa restrictions and lower acceptance rates for research presentations.


Surgery and Global Public Health: The UNC-Malawi Surgical Initiative as a Model for Sustainable Collaboration
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A systematic approach to developing a global surgery elective.
Global surgical electives in residency: The impact on training and future practice.
The Brain Drain Myth: Retention of Specialist Surgical Graduates in East, Central and Southern Africa, 1974–2013
High surgical graduate retention rates across the region indicate that the expansion of national surgical training initiatives is an effective solution to addressing the surgical workforce shortage in East, Central and Southern Africa and counters long-held arguments regarding brain drain in this region.
Global surgery: defining an emerging global health field
Funding flows to global surgery: an analysis of contributions from the USA