Association of Program Directors in Surgery http://apds.org Wed, 27 Jul 2016 11:42:23 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.9 2016 APDS RFP Request http://apds.org/2016/06/apds-rfp-request/ http://apds.org/2016/06/apds-rfp-request/#comments Tue, 07 Jun 2016 16:44:35 +0000 http://apds.org/?p=5291 The 2016 APDS Research & Education Fund Request for Proposal is available here.

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2016 Resident Awards Winners http://apds.org/2016/05/2016-resident-awards-winners/ http://apds.org/2016/05/2016-resident-awards-winners/#comments Thu, 26 May 2016 19:16:53 +0000 http://apds.org/?p=5262 Read More]]> Outstanding Resident Podium Presentation: Brandon Wojcik, Massachusetts General Hospital: “The Resident-Run Minor Surgery Clinic: A Pilot Study to Safely Increase Operative Autonomy”
Outstanding Resident Poster: Stephanie Lumpkin, University of North Carolina :”Variation and Imprecision of the Medical Student Performance Evaluation in U.S. Medical Schools”

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FEC Implementation Workshop http://apds.org/2016/01/fec-implementation-workshop/ http://apds.org/2016/01/fec-implementation-workshop/#comments Fri, 15 Jan 2016 16:48:28 +0000 http://apds.org/?p=4777 Please click the article to view the video.

 

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Silbergleit Award http://apds.org/2015/07/silbergleit-award/ http://apds.org/2015/07/silbergleit-award/#comments Wed, 15 Jul 2015 18:51:48 +0000 http://apds.org/?p=4415 Read More]]> The APDS introduced the Silbergleit Award at the annual meeting in Seattle.  The award is presented to APDS members for 25 years of continuous service as both a member of the APDS and Program Director. The inaugural award was presented to Dr. William J. Sharp, of University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics.

The inaugural award was presented to Dr. William J. Sharp, of University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics.

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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 click here or contact the Association for Surgical Education at  217-529-6503 for the 2016 ACS CME Evaluation Form. It can be email to info@surgicaleducation.com or faxed to 217/529-9120.

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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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2014 APDS Resident Award http://apds.org/2013/05/2014-apds-resident-award/ http://apds.org/2013/05/2014-apds-resident-award/#comments Wed, 08 May 2013 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 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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