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

We are working on developing partnerships and opportunities focused on fostering surgical volunteerism and humanitarianism. Please stay interested and check back soon for more information. In the meantime, please e-mail Brittanie Wilczak, OGB Program Administrator, at for more information or fill out the contact form.

Service Opportunities

Alliance for Global Clinical Training

Cure International

Doctors Without Borders

Dr. Gordon W. Jacobs Surgical Volunteers in World Medical Missions

Free Surgical Camp

Global ENT Outreach

Healing the Children

Health Volunteers Overseas

Helping Hands Medical Missions

International Healthcare Volunteers

International Surgical Missions


Operation Hernia

Palestine Children's Relief Fund

Paul Farmer Global Clinical Fellowship

Physicians for Peace

Other Opportunities

American Council of Academic Plastic Surgeons (ACAPS)

Academic plastic surgery has a long standing tradition of international volunteerism and outreach. There is increasing support for the value of organized Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)-approved international rotations for residents in plastic surgery. The ACAPS Global Health Committee was developed to assist in the coordination of efforts of both interested residents and programs in finding resources to pursue their international humanitarian and educational goals.

Public Health System Training in Disaster Recovery (PH STriDR)

The National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health (NCDMPH) is pleased to present its newest training program—Public Health System Training in Disaster Recovery (PH STriDR)—designed for local public health agency workers. PH STriDR focuses on individual and organizational contributions to disaster recovery.  

Through four 90-minute, interactive, face-to-face sessions, this training program introduces

  • The concept of community disaster recovery
  • The disaster recovery roles of the local public health agency and the individuals who work within it
  • Potential personal/family and workplace considerations in the recovery phase
  • An opportunity for learners to create a vision of successful disaster recovery in their agency and community.  

PH STriDR also features a 4.5-minute video examining how the increase in disaster frequency and severity inspired the development of the program, and the key role local public health agencies play before, during and after a disaster. The program also includes materials for trainers and materials for learners.  Visit NCDMPH website to learn more about the program and materials provided.