Global Surgery & Disparities Program

Fundraise for Change 4/15/23


The University of Minnesota Global Surgery & Disparities (UMGSD) Program works to understand and improve surgical and anesthesia care in underserved populations through partnerships with local communities - both domestically and internationally. Together we can ensure safe and equitable surgical and anesthesia care.

2nd Annual Fundraise for Change

April 15, 2023  •  Surly Brewing

The University of Minnesota Global Surgery & Disparities Program (UMGSD) invites you to our second annual fundraiser, Fundraise for Change on April 15th, 2023, at Surly Brewing in Minneapolis. Join us as we put the fun in fundraising with live music, interactive games, great food & beverages, and a silent auction.

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Early release tickets (through March 2): $115 ($20 tax-deductible)

Regular price tickets (starts March 3): $135 ($40 tax-deductible)

UMN student/resident tickets: $100 ($10 tax-deductible)

The contributions from our generous donors have allowed the UMGSD Program to perform work that changes patients' lives for the better and reduces healthcare disparities throughout the world. Thank you all for your continued support.

UMN residents, students, staff can request free entry to this event. Click here to apply.

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Our Strategies

CAPACITY BUILDING - Empower and strengthen healthcare systems in low-resource settings through the mutual exchange of knowledge and skill.

CLINICAL CARE - Reduce the global burden of surgical disease in low resource settings by supporting patient care and facilitating access to medical resources.

TRAINING IN GLOBAL HEALTHDevelop leaders in global surgery who advance health equity and are committed to sustainable, interprofessional partnerships.

RESEARCHFoster multidisciplinary collaborations on academic research initiatives to address global surgery challenges, identify and implement solutions to improve health outcomes, and inform health policy through evidence-based advocacy

ADVOCACY - Promote global health equity and social justice, including universal access to safe and affordable surgical and anesthesia care, at a small and large scale, to build awareness, engage stakeholders, and propel change


The Global Surgery & Disparities Program offers opportunities for surgical trainees to incorporate global surgery into residency. The Global Surgery & Health Disparities Resident Education Fund exists to support these transformative experiences. In this video, current and past UMN surgery residents talk about how global surgical work has impacted them during and after training. 


Global Health Ethics Workshop Series & Hackathon Challenge

January 19 - Feb 18

A workshop series of interactive talks on ethical and cultural considerations of serving the underserverd for health professional students and resident physicians.

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