Global Surgery

Course code
Course fee (excl. housing)
Advanced Master

Unfortunately, this course is cancelled this summer due to COVID-19 regulations. We expect to be able to offer this course again next year.

The Global Surgery summer course provides a unique overview of the topic Global Surgery, with an emphasis on essential surgical care from a worldwide perspective. In one week time there will be both practical, theoretical and scientific research sessions as well as experience based stories from experts in the field. The practical workshops will, among others, include bowel anastomosis techniques as well as external fixation of fractures.

After a successful first edition in 2019, the Global Surgery summer school will return in 2020. This summer school will provide a unique overview of the topic Global Surgery, with an emphasis on essential surgical care in a worldwide perspective. A main topic will be surgical research and how to collect data in Low and Middle Income countries (LMICs), in which you'll be encouraged to share your own input. A new subject this year will be global surgical oncology. During the week there will be both theoretical and practical surgical workshops as well as experience based stories from experts in the field. In the practical workshops you will be trained in external fixation of fractures and bowel anastomosis techniques, among others.

During the week you'll be working together on group assignments that will be presented on friday.

This course is organised by the surgical department of the UMC Utrecht in collaboration with the Netherlands Society for International Surgery NSIS ( Join our contest by handing in your own research proposal! The best research proposal will win free participation in the Global Surgery course of Utrecht Summerschool and €500 euro to spend on your research project or travel expenses. Please click on the link for more information.

Download the day-to-day programme (PDF)

Course director

Prof. dr. I.H.M. Borel Rinkes


Representatives of the Netherlands Society for International Surgery as well as Global Surgery Amsterdam, and many others with experience in the field. Even international partners will be invited. The full list of lectures will be available in spring 2020.

Target audience

Surgical residents, clinical officers and residents in International Health and tropical medicine. But also surgical specialists and medical doctors with an interest in surgery are most welcome, as well as medical students with a special interest in the global surgical field.


Course fee:
Course + course materials + lunch
Housing fee:

If you are combining this course with another Global Health summer course (Challenges of Global Health, Child health or Reproductive & Maternal Health), you will receive a discount of €100 on each course.

Housing through: Utrecht Summer School.


For participants from LMIC's the course fee is €400.00 (a reduction in fee of €350).


For this course you are required to upload the following documents when applying:

  • Motivation Letter

More information

drs. Eva Stortelder | E:


Application deadline: 30 April 2020

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