Association of Program Directors in Surgery http://apds.org Wed, 17 Dec 2014 19:13:28 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.7.5 Fellowship Start Date http://apds.org/2014/11/fellowship-start-date/ http://apds.org/2014/11/fellowship-start-date/#comments Tue, 11 Nov 2014 20:31:13 +0000 http://apds.org/?p=3747 Read More]]> Colleagues,

On behalf of the Fellowship Start Date Task Force chaired by Dan Vargo, I am pleased to share with you some exciting news.

For some time, the APDS has supported the concept of having the fellowship start moved back to August 1.  Our colleagues in Orthopedic Surgery have embraced the August 1 Fellowship start date for over 15 years.   The advantages to this would be several:  Chief Residents would be able to complete their contractual obligation to their training programs without the competing interest of travel and orientation at their new training programs.   Graduates would also be afforded time to devote to their preparation for the ABS QE prior to the start of their Fellowship.  In fact, in support of this initiative, the ABS recently announced the 2016 QE will be given on July 19.

There has been recent activity to suggest that this initiative is gaining momentum.  The Fellowship Council, Surgical Critical Care, Thoracic, Transplant, Colorectal and Pediatric Surgery Fellowships have all given support to the change.  While inevitable, we anticipate this process to move steadily forward beginning in 2016.

There will be significant implications of this later fellowship start date to our general surgery graduates in terms of salary and health insurance coverage.  We are strongly recommending that you communicate these changes to your residents who are planning on taking fellowships for the 2016 cycle and beyond so that they may plan accordingly.

 

Jon

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CME Information http://apds.org/2014/09/cme-information/ http://apds.org/2014/09/cme-information/#comments Fri, 05 Sep 2014 15:54:57 +0000 http://apds.org/?p=3593 Please contact the Association for Surgical Education at  217-529-6503 or info@surgicaleducation.com.

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2014 APDS Resident Award http://apds.org/2014/05/2014-apds-resident-award/ http://apds.org/2014/05/2014-apds-resident-award/#comments Thu, 08 May 2014 18:49:45 +0000 http://apds.org/?p=3310 Read More]]> The 2014 APDS Resident Award winner is Brian George, MD, of Northwestern University for his paper “Reliability, Validity and Feasibility of the Zwisch Supervision Scale for the Assessment of Resident Operative Autonomy”.

The Outstanding Resident Paper Award was established in 2012, to recognize excellence in resident driven education research.  To be eligible, the presenter must be in General Surgery residency training at the time of the presentation.  Presentations are graded on the importance of the topic, methodology of the study, quality of the presentation and ability to respond to questions.

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APDS Committees & Task Forces in Action http://apds.org/2013/12/apds-committee-task-forces-in-action/ http://apds.org/2013/12/apds-committee-task-forces-in-action/#comments Mon, 23 Dec 2013 15:41:23 +0000 http://apds.org/?p=2755 Current APDS members can access the APDS Committees and Task Forces in Action Reports by clicking on the APDS Committees & Task Forces in Action link under the “Quicklinks” section of the APDS website.

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Journal of Surgical Education http://apds.org/2013/11/journal-of-surgical-education/ http://apds.org/2013/11/journal-of-surgical-education/#comments Tue, 26 Nov 2013 19:49:04 +0000 http://apds.org/?p=2705 Current APDS members can access the “Journal of Surgical Education” by clicking on the JSE link under the “Quicklinks” section of the APDS website.

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APDS is now on Twitter http://apds.org/2012/10/apds-is-now-on-twitter/ http://apds.org/2012/10/apds-is-now-on-twitter/#comments Sun, 28 Oct 2012 23:04:41 +0000 http://apds.org/?p=1863 You can now get all the latest APDS news on
Twitter by subscribing to ‘@APDSPresident‘.

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CME Forms http://apds.org/2012/05/cme-forms/ http://apds.org/2012/05/cme-forms/#comments Sat, 05 May 2012 19:39:59 +0000 http://apds.org/?p=1466 CME forms are issued by the Association of Surgical Education.  Please contact 217.529.6503 for more information.

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ASE/APDS Collaborative Initiative http://apds.org/2011/08/aseapds-collaborative-initiative/ http://apds.org/2011/08/aseapds-collaborative-initiative/#comments Thu, 04 Aug 2011 04:06:24 +0000 http://apds.org/?p=71 Read More]]> The APDS and ASE are pleased to announce a collaborative program intended to increase innovative educational research and developmental activities between the organizations. Proposals will be solicited annually and reviewed by committees designated by the presidents of each society, to include the respective society liaisons.

The APDS and ASE are pleased to announce a collaborative program intended to increase innovative educational research and developmental activities between the organizations. Proposals will be solicited annually and reviewed by committees designated by the presidents of each society, to include the respective society liaisons.

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Transplant Surgery Rotations Offer New Educational Resource for Residents http://apds.org/2011/08/transplant-surgery-rotations-offer-new-educational-resource-for-residents/ http://apds.org/2011/08/transplant-surgery-rotations-offer-new-educational-resource-for-residents/#comments Thu, 04 Aug 2011 04:05:36 +0000 http://apds.org/?p=70 The American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS) invites all general surgery residents and program directors to take advantage of a new (and free) tool designed to enhance the educational experience on transplant rotations.

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