American College Of Surgeons - Inspiring Quality: Highest Standards, Better Outcomes

Global Surgery for the Young Surgeon

Gregory Peck, DO, FACS

Presented by Gregory Peck, DO, FACS

After reviewing this webinar, viewers will be able to restate the importance of today’s global surgery movement, and assess and list three personal career goals in a global surgery clinical, educational, training, and/or research endeavor. Viewers will be able to analyze their pitfalls to experiencing or establishing global surgery opportunities and programs at the divisional, departmental, local/international institutional, and societal levels.

Viewers will also be able to restate current academic global surgery career development and distinguish between international presence, credibility, and reciprocity.

 Learning Objectives

  • Select between short-term and long-term global surgery career goals
  • Prepare your relationship development for global surgery career achievement
  • Recognize clinical, educational, training, and research pathways in global surgery and plan successful personal pursuit of each
  • Summarize the importance of surgeon led organizational change in global health/global surgery

More about Gregory Peck

Gregory Peck, DO, FACS, is the associate director of trauma performance improvement, associate director of trauma, and associate director of the acute care surgery fellowship at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick, NJ. He completed a two-year acute care surgery fellowship at Emory University – Grady Memorial Hospital in 2013 and was awarded the Pan-American Trauma Society Travel scholarship for a month-long global mentorship under Dr. Ricardo Ferrada and Dr. Carlos Ordonez in Cali, Colombia.

He helped establish the global surgery program at Rutgers University Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and was awarded a three-year grant with Dr. Ordonez for their U.S. Agency for International Development Research Innovations Fellowship Program - A Syndemic Approach to Trauma Systems Regionalization in Cali, Colombia concept.

In 2015, the American Association for Surgery of Trauma Acute Care Surgery Committee approved his Acute Care Surgery Global Surgery elective proposal affording acute care surgery fellows a model for international surgery mentorship in complex clinical and systems based burden. Since then, his work with the ACS Young Fellows Association and the Lancet Commission on Global Surgery have led to recent publications focused on global clinical, education, training, and research expansion initiatives centered on metrics in trauma systems development and timely, safe, and affordable access to emergent and essential surgical care in Latin America.

He hopes to build national and international relationships to better understand and implement the effective Administrative Leadership for the future of Global Surgery Career Development.

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