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Operation Giving Back

Operation Giving Back (OGB), the volunteerism initiative of the American College of Surgeons (ACS), serves as a comprehensive resource center where you can find information to investigate and participate in surgical volunteer opportunities. OGB provides the necessary tools to facilitate humanitarian outreach among ACS members of all specialties, at all stages of their profession, and with an emphasis on domestic and/or international service. Through a network of high-impact partner organizations, OGB directs you to volunteer opportunities that align with your skills, passions, and beliefs.

Want to Volunteer?

We seek to engage members in an effort to address critical public health issues related to access to basic surgical care—domestically and abroad. Are you signed up to be a volunteer? View our many opportunities. If you are not a volunteer yet, sign up today!


Scholarship Opportunity

A one-day didactic course, Global Health Competencies for Surgeons: Cognitive and System Skills, will be offered as a postgraduate course during Clinical Congress 2018. OGB will offer scholarships for this course to resident members. Applications are due August 17.

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On Volunteerism

Susan Miller Briggs, MD, FACS, talks about the opportunity for young surgeons to give back through global surgery.

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