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Education, Training and Research in Global Surgery

This area of the website provides information about different educational and research centres focused on surgery and global surgery. Please contact the institutions directly in case you wish to find our more:

RCS education and research

The RCS education team is responsible for creating, developing and running training courses for surgeons throughout their careers across all of the surgical specialties. The College is the largest global provider of surgical training courses, offering over 70 different types of course with around 10,000 surgical participants attend each year.

Over many years, fellows of the Royal College of Surgeons have extended the frontiers of surgery through clinical research and the development of new surgical techniques. Our research department offers a wide range of research fellowships, awards, grants and lectureships to support all career stages, from medical students through to consultants working in university departments and hospitals throughout the UK and abroad, enhancing the College’s surgical research aims and ambitions

Daniel Turnberg Travel Fellowships

The Daniel Turnberg travel Fellowships give early-career medical and biomedical researchers the opportunity to undertake short-term visits to the UK universities to initiate a scientific collaboration; allow researchers to meet experts in their field, and learn new techniques and develop plans for future.

The scheme is run by the Academy of Medical Sciences, the independent body in the UK that represents the diverse spectrum of medical science – from basic research through clinical application to healthcare delivery.

Deadline: 11 January 2017

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King’s College London

King's College London GKT School of Medical Education is the medical school of King's College London and one of the United Hospitals. It is the biggest healthcare training facility in Europe.

KCL Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine is one of the largest and most successful centres for research and education in the UK. The Faculty was created as a result of the merger of elements of the School of Biomedical Sciences with the School of Medicine. The Medicine Programme (MBBS) at King’s has a number of entry routes. This reflects their active encouragement of diversity. In addition to the standard five-year programme, King’s offers a graduate fast-track programme and a specialist programme for dentists wishing to train as oral and maxillo-facial surgeons.

KCL also runs an MSc in Global Health bringing together students from a range of disciplines to understand and address major health challenges. The programme equips those working in the health sector with the knowledge and skills to critically reflect on health and health care in low and middle income settings and apply this knowledge with supported practical experience within our international capacity building partnerships.

University College of London

UCL Institute of Global Health (IGH) offers cutting edge programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate level. These unite public health with economics, political science, philosophy, law, geography, anthropology and other disciplines. In addition to the learning opportunities available within IGH, students have access to a wide range of seminars and lectures throughout UCL.

The MSc in Global Health & Development addresses issues that are both important for today’s developing countries and common to the whole world. Climate change, economic crisis and poor governance, for example, have profound health effects. Policymakers, health professionals and others concerned with global health need the intellectual tools to understand them.

The Postgraduate Diploma in Global Health and Development is available for students interested in gaining knowledge and skills in the field of global health.

The Postgraduate Certificate in Global Health and Development is available to students who want to develop their knowledge of core issues in global health through a concentrated period of study.

Oxford Nuffield Department of Surgery

This is the Academic Department of Surgery of the University of Oxford, and hosts a multidisciplinary team of senior clinical academic surgeons, senior scientists, junior clinicians and scientists in training. They comprise of major surgical specialties including gastro-intestinal, transplantation, vascular, paediatric, plastic, ear, nose and throat (ENT), neurosurgery, and urology.

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

LSHTM education provision has increased to more than 1,000 London-based Master's and Research students, 3,000 studying postgraduate courses by distance learning, and 1,000 each year on short courses and continuous professional development. In 2015, they launched a series of free online courses (MOOCs), studied by around 25,000 participants globally. 


Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine focuses on research and education for medical, public health and humanitarian students and professionals, with globally renowned courses in tropical and infectious diseases. They combine this expertise with teaching in humanitarian studies, laboratory based biology courses and international public health to cater for a wider variety of training needs.


GlobalSurg is an international collaboration of surgical researchers. Their projects aim to give grass-root surgeons the opportunity to participate in major projects. Every collaborator will be a Pubmed citable co-author on the final paper; they aim for a high impact factor surgical journals.
The GlobalSurg collaboration is fostering regional, national and international surgical networks – they recently published on the benefits of these networks in the Lancet. Their growing research network now includes over 3000 clinicians in more than 60 countries.

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