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    About the role of surgeon

    As a surgeon working for Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), you may be part of an emergency team providing assistance to people wounded due to armed conflict or natural disasters.

    Alternatively, you may be part of a long-term surgical programme, providing medical care to communities deprived of a functioning healthcare system. Regardless of the situation, responsibilities include surgery (general, orthopaedic, trauma, and potentially plastics depending on the project context) and surgical needs assessment and local staff training.


    • Compliance with Essential Criteria

    • Valid degree and current license
    • Completed residency in surgery
    • Experience in at least one of the following areas:
      • ability to perform general surgery, including paediatrics and caesarean sections;
      • orthopaedic & trauma surgery; 
      • reconstructive or plastic surgery.
    • For general surgeons, have performed at least 8 caesarean sections during the past 2 years
    • Available to work infield for a minimum of 8 weeks (at least for the first placement; subsequent placements can be shorter, depending on context)
    • Ability to work autonomously in basic conditions with limited materials and resources
    Note regarding availability and notice period
    • Available at short notice (in emergencies we may need surgeons to leave within 24 to 48 hours)
    • Due to the emergency nature of many of our projects, surgeons are often needed at very short notice. However, for some longer-term projects, it may be possible to confirm a placement well in advance.  If you are genuinely interested to work with us but have concerns regarding the period of notice you may require, we encourage you to apply. Your individual circumstances can be discussed as part of the interview process. 

    Join our team

    Start your application process to join our team. You will be directed to the MSF Hong Kong recruitment website to submit your application.