The Association of Program Directors for Colon and Rectal Surgery (APDCRS) has introduced and is encouraging use of the Colon and Rectal Surgery Resident Application (formerly known as the Standard Letter of Recommendation) for applicants to our residency programs.

If you are asked to write a letter of recommendation on behalf of an applicant, please complete the Colon and Rectal Surgery Resident Assessment Application.  The document includes room (page 3) for a traditional letter for those who prefer this method.

APDCRS’ primary goal is to have more meaningful information included in the letter of recommendation.  Its secondary goal is to make the process of “writing” a letter of recommendation easier to accomplish in a timely manner.

For more information, email APDCRS at or call (734) 282-9400.