The Penn Global Surgery Group (PGSG) provides a central platform that facilitates the exchange of knowledge, ideas, opportunities, and strategies within an interdisciplinary community of students, faculty, and professionals in the fields of global surgery.


  1. to spread awareness of the need for sustainable surgical services in low-resource settings
  2. to educate about current developments and challenges in global surgery delivery
  3. to catalyze research that contributes to the growing body of literature on sustainable health care systems for delivering surgical care
  4. to promote mentorship that connects current and future leaders, physicians, staff, students, and scholars in global surgery
  5. to fuel inter-disciplinary and inter-institutional partnerships for addressing the most complex issues in global surgery