SURGE- Symposium for Underserved, Rural, & Global Health Education



Abstract Deadline Extended to March 28, 2022, at 11:59 PM


April 28, 2022
April 29, 2022
April 30, 2022

WHERE: In-Person & Virtual


We hope to elevate the voices of diverse speakers from rural and tribal communities along with experts in global and rural medical education in the Intermountain West. Our symposium's narrative-oriented theme will also present frameworks for transforming clinical care and provider self-care through engagement with arts-based strategies in medical education.

This year we are also excited to welcome arts-focused content for a poster and presentation session that builds on our theme of Listen for the Story. We are seeking work in the following areas: arts-based, scholarly, education and innovation, and/or scientific projects. The goal of the poster session on April 30, 2022, is to share the impressive work being done widely across health sciences and to encourage interdisciplinary networking and collaboration.

SURGE 2022 is proudly presented through the collaboration of the following University of Utah programs: RETURN, Global, Rural, and Underserved Child Health (GRUCH), the Internal Medicine/Pediatrics Residency Rural Pathway, the Internal Medicine Global Health and Underserved Track (GHUT), and the Center for Health Ethics, Arts, and Humanities (CHeEtAH).

PRESENTER: Our keynote speaker will be Dr. Deepu Gowda, the Assistant Dean for Medical Education at Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine. He is a national expert in narrative medicine and the use of visual arts for medical education.

Start Date + Time April 28, 2022
End Date + Time April 30, 2022
Location Webinar + In-Person