Don’t tell the consultants – but students are the future of global surgery.
Your generation is more connected than ever before. Your peers are global, not local, and you have the ability to learn and grow and work together. So even as you’re training to work in a particular healthcare system, you know that the 5 billion gap in access to safe surgical care is a collective responsibility.
We’ve got the numbers, and here’s what are we doing to change the dice.
In 2016 we launched our Lifebox-Medsin Rep scheme, just after BeyondBORDERS, the first student-led global surgery conference hosted by Lifebox and Medsin at the Royal Society of Medicine (RSM) in London – and welcomed our first reps a few months later.
The Lifebox Medsin Rep Scheme is where implementation meets student activism. Over the past year we’ve worked with medical students across the UK to advocate for global surgery.
Our reps have delivered global surgery talks, held innovative events and there’s lots more to come. Find out what our reps are up to below, each month we’ll share an update from one of our global surgery advocates.
If you’re interested in advocacy, research opportunities and making a direct difference to hospitals in more than 100 countries around the world, email firstname.lastname@example.org or register here for more information.