NOT CURRENTLY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THIS PROFILE - Surgical cases include general, trauma, obstetrics, pediatrics, burn and reconstruction, working with all ages

MSF Agok Hospital, OT, Surgeon Anitha Muthusami doing gynecological procedure.
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Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) surgeons work predominately in conflict settings providing care to communities without access to functioning health care systems. Surgical cases include general, trauma, obstetrics, pediatrics, burn and reconstruction, working with all ages.

Basic diagnostic equipment and facilities needed to run an operating room will be limited: there may not even be an X-ray machine. Responsibilities include general surgery, surgical-needs assessment, and training of local staff.

Please note that we are not currently recruiting Orthopedic, Vascular or Maxillofacial Surgeons. We are actively recruiting General Surgeons, Trauma Surgeons, Pediatric Surgeons and Plastic / Reconstructive Surgeons with a particular emphasis on French speakers and longer availability (6+ weeks).

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  • Compliance with Essential Requirements for all potential candidates
  • Commitment to work in the field for a minimum of 6 to 8 week assignments
  • Active medical license
  • Previous experience in a low resource setting (priority given to those with experience working in a humanitarian context)
  • Minimum of two years relevant professional experience post residency
  • At least 6 months of clinical practice within the last two years
  • General surgeons require experience performing cesarean sections
  • Ability to work autonomously with limited materials and resources
  • Experience in at least one of the following areas:

                -  General / Trauma surgery

                -  Pediatric surgery

                -  Plastic / Reconstructive surgery


  • French or Arabic language (B2 or above)
  • Willingness to help with operating room organization
  • Experience with surgery in a war or conflict setting


due to limited needs, MSF USA is not accepting applications for this role at this time. However, if you would like to be considered for one of these roles as new needs arise in the future, please share your information with us via the Express Your Interest Form below. If openings become available for a profile that matches your skills or the online application reopens for your profile, our recruitment team will contact you with information regarding the next steps.