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.


APDS President Announces New APDS Website

In September, 2019 APDS undertook an extensive redesign, rebuild and expansion of its website.

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Diversity Inclusion Awareness and Action in Surgery Webinar Series

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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2021 APDS Call for Abstracts

APDS Annual Meeting April 27-29, 2021.

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APDS Program at ACS Clinical Congress

APDS will be holding an educational program during the virtual ACS Clinical Congress on Wednesday, October 7, 2020, from 10:00 am – 11:55 am EST. You can register online here.

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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

Have you heard of @The_SECONDTrial? We are working with general surgery residency programs to improve well-being & mistreatment. Ask your PD if your program is enrolled. @RASACS​, @AmCollSurgeons, @LatinoSurgery, @OutSurgeons #meded, #ILookLikeASurgeon

Senior students- Don't forget to register for the Sept 23rd webinar on navigating #GenSurgMatch2021

@surgeryprograms #match2021, #gensurgmatch2021 #gaymedtwitter @MSPA @societyofBAS @AsianAcadSurg

Enhancing recruitment of URM students in #GenSurgMatch2021- learn from @kBraselDazzle @CBA_98 and @acgme CDIO William McDade on Sept 15th

@surgeryprograms #match2021, #gensurgmatch2021 #gaymedtwitter @MSPA @societyofBAS @AsianAcadSurg

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APDS/ASE/ARAS Annual Meeting

2021 Surgical Education Week

Westin Copley Place, Boston, MA

April 27 – May 1, 2021

April 27-29 (APDS) April 29-May 1 (ASE)

Call for Abstracts: Submit Abstracts Here
Registration: Open early January, 2021