Bilateral Partnerships

"Many ideas grow better when transplanted into another mind than the one where they sprang up."

- Oliver Wendell Holmes

The World Health Organization (WHO) issued a call to action for academic institutions to form sustainable
and ethical collaborative partnerships addressing the surgical workforce crisis through education and
training for low- and middle-income countries.

The Global anesthesia division believes that ethical partnership is bi-directional. In addition to the work
we do abroad, in 2017, our Division established a scholarship for observing-scholars who rotate for 4-6
weeks at Stanford University before attending the annual ASA conference. We feel it is imperative to
promote the work of our colleagues from limited-resource settings through collaborative education
projects, research, and publications.

Through our academic partnerships, we have developed GME-approved elective rotations and/or
exchange programs with the following institutions:

  •  University of Rwanda - Rwanda
  •  University of Global Health Equity -  Rwanda
  •  University of Zimbabwe – Harare, Zimbabwe
  •  Foundation for African Medicine and Education - Tanzania
  •  Hue University of Medicine and Pharmacy – Vietnam