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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.

Skills Course

Stanford Medicine is offering an International Humanitarian Surgical Skills Course for surgeons interested in learning techniques to be applied in resource-limited settings, including: fracture management, cesarean section, burr holes, skin grafts, and more. Please contact for additional information.

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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!


On Volunteerism

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

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