Global Health Programs

Open for applications from CA-1 and CA-2 residents and fellows, the Global Anesthesia Pathway aims to prepare trainees for ethical and informed engagement in global health work. The trainee pathway illuminates the many ways perioperative providers can serve patients facing healthcare barriers and improve the social obstacles contributing to health access disparities. Our Division believes global health starts at home and strives to address problems facing our local communities in addition to working with partners across the globe.

  • Applications due in the fall for residents or beginning of fellowship
  • Pathway is through the end of your CA-3 year or end of fellowship

Program Curriculum

  • Global Health Equity modules on Learning Resource Center
  • Global Health Equity in Anesthesia Seminar Series (September-June)
  • Center for Innovation in Global Health Research Methods Course (2 day course offered in Fall ) Recommended
  • SURG 236: Seminar in Global Surgery & Anesthesia (Winter Quarter) Recommended
  • MED 233: Beyond Diseases & International Organizations - impact of NGOs, health and human rights, ethics of overseas clinical work and research (May) Recommended
  • Stanford Health Professions Education and Scholarship program (September-May) Suggested

Global Collaboration

  • Paired faculty mentor at Stanford
  • ACGME-approved partner sites in Rwanda, Vietnam, and Tanzania
  • Preferred selection for fully funded, 4 week international teaching rotations. Focus is on educational capacity-building
  • 2- week virtual teaching electives for sites in Vietnam and Tanzania
  • Present project at national or international conference
  • Virtual teaching through LRC platform (Global Anesthesia & Critical Care Learning Resource Center –
  • Opportunities for subspecialty focused research and QI projects with academic partners
  • 1 week service trips to Central America through pediatric anesthesia often available

For additional questions be please contact: Sara Strowd at or Michelle Arteaga at

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