The Association of Program Directors in Surgery was founded in 1977 to provide a forum for the exchange of information and for discussion on a wide range of subjects related to post-graduate surgical education.


Do You Know About EQIP?

In 2020, APDS and the Research Fund have made a significant commitment of time and resources to an innovative program called EQIP.

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Diversity Inclusion Awareness and Action in Surgery Webinar Series…RISE article

The Diversity and Inclusion Committee has worked over the past year to advance understanding of the value of diversity in our training programs and institutions.

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Registration Open for the 2021 APDS Annual Meeting

APDS will have its Spring Meeting in Boston, April 26-29, 2021. We are pleased to be opening registration for the meeting today.

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APDS Diversity and Inclusion Toolkit

The Diversity and Inclusion Committee has worked over the past year to develop the 1st APDS Diversity and Inclusion Toolkit.

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APDS Video Highlights More Education on Demand

Papers & Poster Sessions
Close to 100 seven minute oral presentations with accompanying Power Points

APDS Panel Session III: Alphabet Soup
Moderator: Benjamin Jarman, MD, FACS, President-Elect APDS, Gundersen Lutheran Medical Foundation, LaCrosse, WI

APDS Presidential Address
David Harrington, MD, President APDS, Brown University/Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI
Review of the Unwritten Jobs of the Program Director
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APDS/ARAS Annual Meeting

2021 Surgical Education Week

Westin Copley Place, Boston, MA

April 26 – April 29, 2021

April 26-29 (APDS)

Call for Abstracts: Submit Abstracts Here
View the Program Here2021 APDS and ARAS Program
Registration: Register for the Annual Meeting Here