To apply for membership in the Association of Program Directors in Surgery (APDS), please fill out the membership form and send a copy of your CV or resume and a letter of recommendation from your Program Chair to the Association’s email,

6400 Goldsboro Road
Suite 200 Bethesda, MD  20817
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Membership Form

Applications for membership will be reviewed at the next scheduled Board Meeting.


Active Program Directors – $425
Active Associate Program Directors – $250
Affiliate (Individuals with interest in surgical education:  Examples include: teaching faculty members, Fellowship Directors, Department Chairpersons, Program Directors of other surgical subspecialty programs, Surgical Educators, Research Scientists and others who have demonstrated and have a focused interest in general surgery education) – $250
Residency Administrators (ARAS) – $250
Resident – $75

Senior Member (retired, age >70) – $0