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About APDS

The Association of Program Directors in Surgery was founded in 1977 with the purposes of:

  • Providing a forum for the exchange of information and for discussion on a wide range of subjects related to post-graduate surgical education

  • Maintaining high standards of surgical residency training by improving graduate surgical education and patient care

  • Providing advice, assistance, and support to program directors on matters pertaining to surgical education and to accreditation

  • Encouraging research into all aspects of the education and training of surgeons and surgical subspecialties

  • Representing the interests of program directors in the education and training of high quality surgeons to other organizations, individuals and governmental agencies or regulatory bodies




2023-2024 Recruitment Recommendations

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