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  • UMN GS&D Program in Honduras, 2020


The Global Surgery & Health Disparities Resident Education Fund was established to support resident educational opportunities aimed at identifying and reducing surgical disparities in resource-limited communities - both domestically and internationally. The costs associated with sending our residents to locations like Rwanda and Shiprock, NM are significant, and we rely on philanthropy to make those away rotations possible.


Monthly Forum

The Global Surgery & Disparities Program Monthly Forum seeks to bring together anyone - in the UMN medical community and beyond - with an interest in engaging the UMGSD program’s mission. Forums feature a rotating slate of guest presenters who will share their expertise as it relates to the four main objectives of our program. The Monthly Forum is intended to push the GS&D Program to continue producing relevant, forward-thinking content that encourages broader participation in our work. It also serves as an easy access point for those who are interested in learning more about the program but aren’t ready to participate in a research project or another more focused effort.

Monthly Forums are held on the first Tuesday of each month (September thru May) from 4:00-5:00 pm.

Please contact Hilary Cronon ( for additional information.

Research Group

The multidisciplinary Global Surgery & Disparities Program Research Group gathers monthly to discuss current and future research efforts. Projects cut across surgical specialties - including women's health - and typically focus on low- and middle-income countries, as well as rural, AI/AN, and other historically underserved populations domestically.

Meetings are held on the second Monday of every month (September thru May) from 6:30-7:30 PM.

Please contact Hilary Cronon ( for additional information.

Journal Club

Journal Clubs are led by medical students from the UMN GSSA chapter. Guest speakers are recruited to lead a discussion of 1-2 recent literature pieces in an area of their choice. The GS&D Program publicizes upcoming Journal Clubs and other GSSA events.

Current Officers

  • Evan Keil, President

  • Hodan Abdi, Vice President

Please contact Evan Keil ( for additional information.