Office of International Surgery

The UAlberta Office of International Surgery (OIS) was founded within the Department of Surgery in January 2012 to address a perceived and real deficiency, compared to other comparable Canadian Universities, in the focus on and activities relating to the field of global surgery.  

The office develops and administers partnerships both locally and internationally for the advancement of improved surgical access and the development of programs and models that address identified deficiencies in systems.  Beyond this, the office acts as a conduit for medical residents, students, and other professionals to become involved in research and electives that suit their interest and skill sets. Consolidating past and current efforts of the Department of Surgery, the OIS aims to be a critical player in channeling further innovative development in the realm of international surgical care within various socioeconomic settings.

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