Resources regarding rural surgery, education, and more!
American College of Surgeons
"Improving quality in surgery, trauma and cancer care leads to fewer complications, better outcomes and greater access for patients—at lower costs."
© 1996-2014 by the American College of Surgeons. Chicago IL. 60611-3211
The Lancet Commission on Global Surgery
"The global burden of disease amenable to surgical intervention, such as trauma, cancer, and complications from childbirth, is substantial and growing. Despite this, there are currently gross disparities in access to safe surgical care worldwide. Surgery is an integral, indivisible component of a properly functioning health system, and all people should have access to safe, high-quality surgical and anesthesia care with financial protection when needed. The purpose of The Lancet Commission on Global Surgery is to make this vision a reality by embedding surgery within the global health agenda, catalysing political change, and defining scalable solutions for provision of quality surgical and anesthesia care for all."
© 2016 Elsevier Limited
National Rural Health Association
© 2007-14 National Rural Health Association
Operation Giving Back
"Welcome to Operation Giving Back, a comprehensive resource designed to help surgeons find volunteer opportunities best suited to their expertise and interests, whether across town or across the world."
© 2004-2014 by the American College of Surgeons. Chicago IL. 60611-3211
Best resources for medical student programs as well as residency programs/global health opportunities--more to come!
The Rural Surgeons Film Project
Great rural resources and information about the documentary Code Blue: Resuscitating Rural Surgery by Meredith Corrado
"Code Blue: Resuscitating Rural Surgery is a documentary that examines the plight of rural general surgery and how it will directly affect us and our health care. Our project is about keeping access to quality healthcare for the 60 million Americans living in rural areas. "
© 2012 Corrado Studios
Advanced Surgical Techniques for Rural Surgeons
Recommended book for rural surgeons! Editors: Amy L. Halverson and David C. Borgstrom
"This unique reference fulfills the unmet need of a textbook that addresses the scope of practice for surgeons practicing in rural regions. The text provides up-to-date content covering a wide breadth of topics relevant to surgical care in rural areas, with focus on the surgical diseases that are often treated by surgical subspecialists in the urban setting. Written by experts in each subspecialty, the text focuses on procedural aspects of surgical patient care. "
© 2015 Springer
Pleural Mesothelioma Center
Pleural mesothelioma (PM) is the most common of the four types of mesothelioma. It accounts for nearly 75 percent of all cases diagnosed annually in the U.S., and the majority of cases are traced to occupational exposure to asbestos. Factory workers, shipyard workers, mechanics and construction workers have the highest risk of developing the disease.
Old rural buildings often contain asbestos. Please check out the site below to learn about asbestos diagnosis and a list of tertiary centers to whom you may refer patients for further care.