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We are seeking connections for event space, in-kind/corporate sponsors, volunteer faculty or in-country academic collaborators.  Connect us with an email introduction


Throughout the year we have events in San Francisco where we need volunteer help. Get involved by signing up here

IGOT San Francisco SMART Course


The San Francisco SMART Course includes three courses over five days and has been held annually since 2010 in San Francisco at the UCSF ZSFGH Orthopaedic Trauma Institute.  It attracts international orthopaedic surgeons and regional providers across multiple surgical subspecialties from UCSF, Stanford, St, Mary’s, Kaiser, UC Davis and USC.  Faculty include experts in plastic reconstructive surgery, orthopaedics, vascular, podiatry, and clinical research from UCSF and USC.  The course is FREE for residents and international attendees and is the pearl of IGOT’s Global Surgical Education Initiative.


The San Francisco SMART Course includes:


  • Limb Salvage & Complex Wound Management Symposium
  • International SMART Course  
  • International Research Symposium  

Global Scholars Program


IGOT, in collaboration with the Orthopaedic Trauma Institute offers one-month observership opportunities for global leaders in orthopaedics. The Global Scholars Program offers a unique experience for those interested to work along side our colleagues at the Zuckerburg San Francisco General Hospital, the only Level I Trauma Center in the San Francisco, Bay Area.  IGOT has supported over 60 scholars, representing over 20 countries since 2006.  Click the button below to learn more about the program and how to apply.

Bay Area Global Health
Film Festival


The Bay Area Global Health Film Festival is an annual event dedicated to raising awareness around critical global health issues. Combining film, panel discussions, and community engagement, IGOT unites Bay Area community organizations to inspire advocacy.

The Morgan & Madison McClellan

International Research Fellowship


Thanks to the generous support of Dr. Trigg McClellan IGOT offers a one-year Research Fellowship for third and fourth year medical students interested in orthopaedic surgery and global health. The Morgan and Madison McClellan International Research Fellowship is a unique opportunity for a future global health leader to work alongside IGOT’s colleagues and partners to help answer local, relevant and impactful clinical questions. Click the button below to learn more about the program and how to apply.

Applications for 2017 McClellan International Research Fellowship are now Closed