APDCRS 2017 Core Curriculum for Colon and Rectal Surgery Residents

Please note: The intent of this document is to provide a comprehensive core curriculum to be used by program directors and residents in colorectal surgery for teaching and learning purposes. The organizational structure closely follows the outline of the ASCRS text, and in the future it will be linked with the ASCRS CREST project. It is not a template for regulatory agencies to judge each of our programs; rather to be used as our own educational resource. The content has been validated by the APDCRS Core Curriculum Committee that was comprised of active colorectal surgeons who are also program directors. The final document was reviewed at the April 2017 Annual Program Director’s meeting and approved by a majority vote of all current program directors.