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knowledge for working in low-resource settings. The Bulletin often highlights the work
of Fellows in various underserved settings.
Exposing surgeons to their peers’ volunteer
work can inspire others to get involved.
It can be challenging to find a project for
surgeons who are interested in volunteering.
The OGB website is a wonderful resource for
health care providers to easily access a long list
of volunteer opportunities both at home and
abroad. This list includes short- and long-term
postings with secular and religious groups, for
a wide variety of surgical specialties and for
surgeons-in-training, in practice, or retired.
This makes it easy for interested individuals to
match their abilities and interests with patients
who could benefit from their care. ♦
For more information about Project Access San
Diego and similar programs, visit the OGB website at
facs.org/ogb and the Project Access San
Diego website at
OGB launched a new portal in early 2017 called
the Volunteer and Partner Portal, where volunteers
and partners can sign up to find and post domestic
and global volunteer opportunities. Visit the website at
The ACS is interested in learning more about
what members of the College are doing in their
own communities regarding surgical domestic
volunteer and service opportunities. E-mail ogb@
facs.org to share your story.
It can be challenging to find a project for surgeons who are
interested in volunteering. The OGB website is a wonderful
resource for health care providers to easily access a long list
of volunteer opportunities both at home and abroad.
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