Program Directors Workshop

The Thoracic Surgery Directors Association Program Directors Workshop

Saturday, January 24, 2009
San Francisco, CA

Role of the Residency Review Committee, Irving Kron, MD
Internal Review Process, Basics of Accreditation, Doris Stoll, PhD
Methods of Using the TSDA Weekly Curriculum in Your Residency
, Curt Tribble, MD
Site Visit Survival: Tales from the Front, Seenu Reddy, MD
Integrated Curriculum, John Calhoon, MD

Primary Objectives

  • To review educational and administrative expectations for thoracic surgery residency Program Directors, Associate Program Directors, and Faculty
  • To present an overview of the accreditation process
  • To help Program Directors and Faculty prepare for upcoming accreditation site visit


  • Program Directors (especially program directors who have been in their positions for less than five years
  • Current Program Directors seeking a review of the accreditation process
  • Associate Program Directors
  • Faculty in training for educational leadership positions
  • Program Directors and Faculty planning for an upcoming accreditation site visit
  • TSDA members who wish to learn more about the accreditation process