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.

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

2022 Call for Abstracts

The APDS invites you to submit your work for consideration for oral paper presentation, interactive workshop presentation, or poster presentation during Surgical Education Week 2022, May 3-7, at the Grand Hyatt, San Antonio, TX. Abstract submissions close November 12th, 2021 at 11:59 PM EDT.

Submit Abstracts Here

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.

Check out recent RISE article

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

2022 Surgical Education Week

Grand Hyatt, San Antonio, TX

May 3-5, ASE May 5-7 APDS

May 3-5 ASE
May 5-7 APDS

Call for Abstracts: Submit Abstracts Here
View the Program HereComing Soon
Registration: Coming Soon