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During conflicts and their aftermath, surgeons are needed for assignments generally lasting from six weeks to three months or more.

MSF surgeons often work with emergency teams to treat people wounded in conflict zones. At other times, they join teams that provide longer-term surgical care to communities without access to functioning healthcare systems.

During conflicts and their aftermath, surgeons are needed for assignments generally lasting from six weeks to three months or more. Responsibilities include general surgery, surgical-needs assessment, and training of local staff.  

View and download the MSF surgeon booklet (pdf)

Requirements:

  • Post-MRCS or FRCS, with higher surgical training and an ability to work autonomously
  • Full GMC or Irish Medical Council registration
  • Ability to perform general surgery including Paediatrics and Caesarean sections. Some experience in A&E and orthopaedics is desirable
  • Current or recent practical experience
  • Ability to work with limited resources Experience in managing, supervising and training others
  • Able  to work well as a part of a multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary team
  • Willing to work in unstable areas and ability to cope in a difficult and unpredictable environment
  • Availability for a minimum period of six weeks to six months
  • Minimum of three months work, volunteering or travelling experience in developing countries

MSF is currently looking for Surgeons with good French skills. If you speak French to a level where you can be placed in a French speaking mission such as the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Chad or Central African Republic, you are much more likely to be accepted onto the MSF register. Arabic skills are also in demand.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Please use this CV format if you would like to apply to work for MSF as a surgeon. Without this format their applications will not be accepted.


Click here for details of the application process

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