To the Editor We read the insightful Viewpoint by Debas1 describing the “emergence and future of global surgery.” Indeed, we agree with the need for competency standards, societal involvement, and resource support as means to sustainability, but we suggest the following additional points: (1) encouraging surgeons early in training to become interested in global health and (2) extending the acute care surgery paradigm to global surgery.
Blitzer DN, Gupta R, Peck GL. Extending the Acute Care Surgery Paradigm to Global Surgery. JAMA Surg. 2016;151(6):586-587. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2015.5099