As a surgeon you supervise and coordinate surgery service in its entirety. You ensure the quality of surgical service in emergency room, out-patient clinic, operating theatre, in-patient department and dressing room.
You’re responsible for providing the best surgical care to patients by working in strong collaboration with the team (anesthesiologists, OT-nurses, ward nurses and others) and by training the personnel in the operating room and in the surgical ward.
Read "Changing things is also a profession" for surgical teams.
- Completed residency in surgery with valid degree and current license
- Independent surgical practice after residency is desirable
- Current or recent experience is desirable
- Experience working in resource limited context is desirable
- Experience working in war surgery context is desirable
- Commitment to the values of the MSF charter
Willingness to leave on mission without your partner and/or family and to work in an unstable environment
- Good French and English language skills
length of mission
- 6 weeks - 6 months
- Current Trauma Reports: Surgery with Limited Resources in Natural Disasters: What Is the Minimum Standard of Care?, Mar. 2018
- BMJ: Inter-rater and intrarater reliability of the South African Triage Scale in low-resource settings of Haiti and Afghanistan, Mar. 2018
- Surgery 2017: Sex disparities among persons receiving operative care during armed conflicts, Mar. 2017
- PLOS one: Before the bombing: High burden of traumatic injuries in Kunduz Trauma Center, Kunduz, Afghanistan, Mar. 2017
- BMJ Global Health: Is the South African Triage Scale valid for use in Afghanistan, Haiti and Sierra Leone?, JuneWorld Journal of Surgery: Are American Surgical Residents Prepared for Humanitarian Deployment?: A Comparative Analysis of Resident and Humanitarian Case Logs, Aug. 2017