McGill Chapter of the Canadian Global Surgery Trainee’s Alliance (CGSTA)

Club week

About the club

CGSTA is a national global surgery organization in Canada, affiliated with the International Student Surgical Network – InciSioN. Currently, 5 billion people around the world lack access to basic surgical and anesthesia care. After the release of the Lancet Commission on Global Surgery in 2015, there has been an increased awareness in this field and an in-depth analysis of various policies and actions taken at the highest level. In Canada, global surgery would be incomplete without mention of rural surgery and disparities in the Northern and Indigenous communities. With a large number of trainees interested in and participating in global surgery experiences, we hope to develop stronger networks for collaboration, education and advocacy across Canada. We aim to:

1) To create a network of inspired, educated medical students engaged in global surgery advocacy, research, and initiatives and

2) To provide a platform for medical students engaged in global surgery initiatives for further advocacy, research, networking, and training.

Contact information

Co-PresidentSoukaina Hguig, class of
Co-PresidentAmanda Bianco, class of
VP ExternalHamza Ahmad, class of
VP ExternalNour Kabbes, class of
VP Finance Sébastien Lamarre-Tellier, class of
VP CommunicationsLilly Groszman, class of
VP ResearchMehrshad Hanafi, class of
Med-1 RepKacylia Roy Proulx, class of
Med-2 RepMehrshad Bakhshi, class of
Med-4 RepLyna Siafa, class of
Outaouais RepRakan Hamady, class of