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Enhanced Surgical Skills (ESS) and Obstetrical Surgical Skills (OSS) Home

Welcome to a resource site for Canada’s Enhanced Surgical Skills (ESS) and Obstetrical Surgical Skills (OSS) family physicians. We have gathered together documentation about the activities of Canadian ESS/OSS physicians to date, as well as resources from international colleagues and partners.

If you have questions about the content or a resource you would like to contribute, please contact us via email. 


The Bethune Round Table (BRT) is an annual interdisciplinary meeting aimed at addressing the challenges of providing accessible, high-quality surgical care to marginalized patients in low-resource settings. By bringing health professionals across a variety of disciplines together, we are able to share strategies and create solutions for improving surgical care to these under-serviced regions. The Bethune Round Table 2021 will be taking place virtually, 27-30 May, 2021, and will be hosted by the Centre for Global Surgery at McGill in co-operation with the CNIS. The theme for the BRT 2021 is "Strengthening Health Infrastructures in Under-Resources Communities".

Really Rural Surgery and Obstetrics Podcast

Really Rural Surgery and Obstetrics is an educational medical podcast series that analyzes relevant surgical studies in the context of rural surgery in Canada. While its intended audience is Enhanced Surgical Skills family physicians, the content is relevant to anyone participating in surgery in rural and remote areas.