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, 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.


  • RECENT EXPERIENCE in EMERGENCY OBSTETRICS (general/trauma surgeons)
  • Must meet general requirements
  • Minimum commitment of 6-8 WEEKS
  • Valid degree and current license
  • At least 2 years work experience post residency
  • Current or recent practical experience
    (i.e. at least 6 months of clinical practice within the last 2 years)
  • Ability to work with limited technical resources
  • Experience in at least one of the following areas:

​               -General / Trauma surgery

            -Plastic / Reconstructive surgery

            -Pediatric Surgery


  • Willingness to help with operating room organization
  • Experience with surgery in a war or conflict setting