As a surgeon working with Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), you can help ensure access to lifesaving healthcare for people in need.

Our surgeons:

  • prepare and carry out surgery according to priorities and protocols
  • manage operating room (OR) staff and resources
  • monitor quality of care and hygiene in the OR
  • supervise and train staff

Surgeons are in charge of the pre and post-operative follow-up of patient sand are expected to carry out emergency and, at times, elective surgeries while ensuring that protocols are respected and quality standards met.

Essential requirements:

  • full and current registration
  • two years recent post-residency surgery experience (fellowships count towards this requirement)
  • experience in emergency surgical situations, including orthopedic, trauma, and obstetric surgery (caesarean section, oophorectomy, dilation and curettage)
  • experience providing pre- and post-operative care
  • ability to work under basic conditions, with few resources and lack of diagnostic equipment (laboratory or X-ray)
  • available to work one to six months
  • experience supervising and training others
  • strong command of English

Desirable experience:

  • relevant travel or work experience in a developing country or remote parts of Canada
  • proficiency with Microsoft Office software(especially Excel)
  • knowledge of other languages, especially French and Arabic


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