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

Resources and Toolkits for Volunteer Surgeons

Travel Basics

Travel basics include tools to help facilitate travel during your service. This includes topics like: conversions, visas, language, country tools, and guides.  

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Data/Publications

This section includes various databases, metrics, and publications that may be helpful to you as begin your volunteer work.

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Disaster Response

This section provides you with resources that may be helpful before, during, or after a disaster occurs.

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Donated Medical Goods

The American College of Surgeons and Operation Giving Back do not accept or provide supplies or equipment donations. Please contact the individual organizations listed if you are interested in obtaining or donating goods.

Please note that the following are provided as a courtesy to those with an interest in humanitarian outreach. The American College of Surgeons is not affiliated with these organizations, and not responsible for the content of their websites. 

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Patient Health and Safety

The patient health and safety category is meant to provide with you with the tools and resources to adequately and successfully provide optimal patient safety while volunteering.  

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Personal Health and Safety

The personal health and safety category is meant to provide with you with the tools and resources to adequately and successfully provide optimal personal safety while volunteering.  

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Ethics

This section is meant to provide you a preliminary understanding of challenges and solutions pertaining to ethics while volunteering.

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Cultural Competency

This section is meant to provide you a preliminary understanding of challenges and solutions pertaining to cultural competency while volunteering.

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