PAACS accepts a limited number of candidates each year for residency from among African doctors who wish to become trained as surgical specialists and are willing to serve at a hospital approved by PAACS upon graduation.

The initial application and ALL requested documents are due by August 15 of the year prior to beginning training by January 1. An additional supplemental application with recommendations and questions is due by September 15th. The application has multiple parts so begin early and be aware that the full application with all accompanying documents needs to be completed by September 15.


To find out more about our PAACS training programs and how to apply, see a specific program for details:

Egypt – Harpur Hospital

General Surgery Program

Ethiopia – Soddo Hospital

General Surgery Program

Kenya – Kijabe Hospital (GS)

General Surgery Program

Kenya – BethanyKids at Kijabe Hospital

Pediatric Surgery Program

Kenya –  Tenwek Hospital

General Surgery & Orthopaedic Programs

Malawi – Malamulo Adventist Hospital

General Surgery Program

Tanzania – Arusha Medical Center

General Surgery Program

Watch this video to find out more about the PAACS training program

SPECIAL NOTE:  PAACS does NOT provide training scholarships for anyone except those who have been accepted into a PAACS training program. One must be accepted before applying for a scholarship.


PAACS Resident Testimonies

PAACS is blessed to be able to educate and disciple residents in 10  different hospitals. All of our residents have amazing stories that led them to pursue a career in surgery. We are honored to share some of the testimonies of their journey of becoming a PAACS surgical resident.