About Us

The Global Surgery Program at Vanderbilt is a multidisciplinary initiative to create a collaborative exchange of ideas focused on harmonizing program elements already underway at Vanderbilt. Those elements include dissemination of in-country education and training opportunities for faculty and students, development of outcomes and evaluation research, and establishment of a central portal for communication to increase national and international visibility of Vanderbilt as a leader in Global Surgery.



2020 VIA Fundraiser

The 2020 VIA Fundraiser will celebrate 10 years of giving, growth, and gratitude! The date has been rescheduled and a new date will be announced soon...

VIA 2020


2019 PRIME Workshop

The 2019 Preparing Residents for International Medical Experiences (PRIME) Workshop took place on Saturday, September 21 at the Center for Experiential Learning and Assessment (CELA). This workshop is led by faculty from multiple disciplines geared to surgery, anesthesia and OB residents participating in overseas electives, and uses simulation and guided discussion to cover relevant ethical, clinical, social and safety considerations for international work.

Dr. Camila Walters teaching VUMC surgery, OB and anesthesia residents prior to international rotations


VIA Fundraising Event

The Annual Vanderbilt Anesthesia fundraising banquet was held 04/06/2019! This year's event featured one of the founding nurse anesthetists at Kijabe Hospital's Anesthesia Training Program. See Photos here: https://www.vumc.org/1anesthesiology/53856


2019 VIA Fundraiser


Resident Workshop

On November 17, surgery and anesthesia residents embarking on electives at Kijabe Hospital in Kenya participated in the first Preparing Residents for International Medical Experiences (PRIME) Workshop incorporating simulation and discussion led by Vanderbilt faculty.

PRIME Workshop