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Global Surgery in South Africa; Expanding the Frontiers of Surgical Education.

According to The Lancet Commission on Global Surgery, about 5 billion people around the world lack access to decent surgical care.  These inadequacies clearly impact the overall health of the world’s population. In the last several years, the overall interest in global surgery has increased significantly. Groote Schuur is one of Cape Town’s premier tertiary […]

A Resident’s Perspective : Should I Pursue Basic Science Research in the Future?

Not all surgical residency programs can afford having a resident step out of the clinical realm to pursue other academic goals.  I was very lucky that I was encouraged to do basic science research in the Thoracic Aortic Disease Laboratory at the University of Pittsburgh.  My pursuit of basic science research was based off of […]

The Grateful Surgeon

I recently created a practice for myself, which is to think of three things for which I’m grateful. I do this when I find myself complaining, feeling discouraged, or getting annoyed. The beauty of this practice is how incredibly easy it is. I am never at a loss to find three things. The impact is […]

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