2020 APDS Virtual Meeting CME Evaluation Form

To receive CME credits for the APDS Virtual Meeting please complete the evaluation form and return via email to APDS at info@apds.org no later than May 18th, 2020 CME credits will be submitted to ACS. Click here to download the Read More

COVID-19 Resources for Program Directors

The current pandemic poses significant challenges for program directors as they continue to educate surgery residents and ensure their safety in the workplace.  In response, the APDS has compiled some useful resources and links for program directors and education staff.  Read More

2020 Fellowship Applications

Dear APDS Members: The Association of Program Directors in Surgery is aware of the disruption that the Coronavirus outbreak has had on the interview process of many fellowship applications.  While individual programs and specialty societies ultimately control the fellowship application Read More

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 🥇

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Open surgical residency positions

    Currently available surgical residency and fellowship positions posted as soon as possible after they are announced. Click here to see the current listings.





Surgical Education Week

2021 Surgical Education Week April 27 – May 1, 202

  • Call for Abstracts - Closed
  • APDS Virtual Meeting Registration - Closed

Journal of Surgical Education (JSE)

The Journal of Surgical Education (JSE) is dedicated to advancing the field of surgical education through original research. The journal publishes research articles in all surgical disciplines on topics relative to the education of surgical students, residents, and fellows, as well as practicing surgeons. Our readers look to JSE for timely, innovative research findings from the international surgical education community. As the official journal of the Association of Program Directors in Surgery (APDS), JSE publishes the proceedings of the annual APDS meeting held during Surgery Education Week.


Featured Article

Diversity in the Last Decade of the Association of Program Directors in Surgery: A Descriptive Analysis of Leadership and Future Directions Link to article – Click Here


Featured Resource


Association for Academic Surgery

The Association for Academic Surgery, in conjunction with the ACS, SUS and APDS, is announcing an exciting recruitment DVD that highlights the benefits of becoming a surgeon today. To view the trailer and a link to the full DVD, please click here.


Call for Abstracts

Submission of abstracts for the 2020 APDS Annual Meeting is now closed. Please check back at the beginning of September for information on the 2021 Call for Abstracts