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 had made a significant commitment of time and resources to an innovative program called EQIP.

Message for all program participants in 2022

EQIP Details & Tutorial
View the EQIP Launch Letter
View the EQIP IRB Determination

Did You Miss the Surgeons to Students Outreach from SEW 2022 in San Antonio?

General surgery program directors hosted 175 high school students to encourage those who have a passion to help others, and notably Under-Represented Minorities, to consider careers in surgery.

Check out the press reports

2023 Surgical Education Week

April 10-15, 2023

Surgical Education Week (SEW) will occur in San Diego for meetings at the Hilton Bayfront. The 2023 Joint Meeting of the APDS and ASE focuses our attention on the multiple opportunities and challenges of surgical education in the changing healthcare environment. We look forward to seeing you in San Diego!

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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

2022 APDS Presidential Address
Doug Smink, MD, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA

2022 APDS Keynote Address
T.J., Urban Grape, Boston, MA

2022 Alphabet Soup Panel
Moderators: Douglas S. Smink, MD, MPH, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA
Kyla P. Terhune, MD, MBA, FACS, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
Review of the Unwritten Jobs of the Program Director

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APDS/ARAS Annual Meeting

2023 Surgical Education Week

Hilton San Diego Bayfront, San Diego, CA

April 11-13, 2023

Abstract Submissions: Submit Abstracts Here

View the Program Here2023 Program
Register Today: 2023 SEW Registration Site

2022 Annual Meeting RecordingsView General Session Recordings
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CME Evaluations: APDS Annual Meeting and New PD Workshop Evaluations