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.


New Program Directors Workshop

The New Program Directors Workshop has become a staple of the APDS Spring Meeting for the past 15+ years. Registrants receive a comprehensive toolkit as part of their registration.

Learn more about the Workshop

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.

Download the Kit

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

Loved our virtual meeting and want to relive? Or missed it and want to know the scoop? Check out our @JSurgEduc original report describing the #APDS2020 virtual meeting

Toolkit for programs to promote recruitment/retention of diverse trainees & destroy barriers to inclusivity within our programs, institutions and societies
thanks to @ValNfonsam @lilahfran Kari Rosenkranz DEI committee


Congrats to Dr Linda Reilly @UCSFGSResidency PD (22yr+) for receiving the prestigious @UCSFMSS award. Well earned for decades Of passionate service and teaching @Surg_Education @APDSurgery @UCSFHospitals , Master surgical educator indeed 🥇

APDS/ASE/ARAS Annual Meeting

2021 Surgical Education Week

Westin Copley Place, Boston, MA

April 27 – May 1, 2021

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

Call for Abstracts: Open on September 15, 2020
Registration: Open early January, 2021