PAACS - Pan African Academy of Christian Surgeons
PO Box 9906
Fayetteville, NC 28311
Global Health Issues
PAACS is a Commission of the Christian Medical and Dental Asssociation which uses rural African Missions Hospitals to train and disciple African physicians who wish to become fully accredited general surgeons.
The Pan-African Academy of Christian Surgeons (PAACS) is a leader in the concept of medical education as a paradigm for medical missions in the developing world. Founded in 1997, it trains national surgeons in Africa for Africa for a lifetime of service. A commission of the Christian Medical and Dental Association, it is a unique strategic response to the great need for surgical manpower in Africa. We presently have 12 programs in 10 countries and when our present programs are fully utilized, we will be training nearly 90 surgeons a year. We presently are training general surgeons, pediatric surgeons and orthopedic surgeons. Surgical residents, surgical specialists and certain medical subspecialists (radiology, pathology & gastroenterology) are welcome to either serve in Africa or help on the task forces here in N. America. Medical students and residents who need advice in preparing for career service are very welcome to contact us.
- Bruce Steffes