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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.

2017 Upcoming Events

Global Surgery for the Young Surgeon webinar, April 19

Leading by Example—Volunteerism in Your Own Backyard at Leadership and Advocacy Summit, May 6–9, Washington, DC

Clinical Congress 2017, October 22–26, San Diego, CA

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Servicing and Helping Others

John Mathews, MD, FACS, discusses how Operation Giving Back aligns with surgical service and the opportunity for surgeons to share their skills.

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Phoenix Indian Medical Center

POSH team

Peri-Operative Surgical Home (POSH) model improves surgical quality at Phoenix Indian Medical Center.

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Montero Medical Missions

Dr. Paul N. Montero[general surgeon at University of Colorado Medical Center in Denver, Col. James Ireland[USA][Ret.] Chair of Health Fair for Veterans 2012-2016, Dr. Juan M. Montero, II

Montero Medical Missions has striven to provide care for veterans in southeastern Virginia, especially through the establishment of their Health Fair for Veterans program. 

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Judeo Christian Health Clinic

Judeo Christian Health Clinic

The Judeo Christian Health Clinic has grown into an example of what a community can do to help its own.

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