The Americas Hepato-Pancreatic-Biliary Association (AHPBA ) and the Fellowship Council (FC) announce the 2012-2013 Hepato-Pancreatic-Biliary (HPB) match. In contrast to the past 2 years, the FC will conduct the entire HPB match search in 2012 via its website. This match will include all HPB fellowships that meet the standards and accreditation processes established by the FC and the AHPBA. Successful completion of an FC-accredited HPB Fellowship will qualify the fellow for a training certificate in HPB surgery granted by the AHPBA education and training committee. This certificate is typically presented at the AHPBA annual meeting.
The Fellowship application process began on May 1. Other deadlines for the 2012-2013 HPB match deadlines are as follows:
• Fellowship application closes: Aug. 1, 2012
• Match rank order list deadline: Oct. 8, 2012
• Fellow match date: Oct. 17, 2012
The HPB match will run with the FC main match. All applicants will submit one rank list that will allow them to rank any Fellowship Council program (for example, HPB or MIS) in order of preference. Society of Surgical Oncology–accredited programs are not participating in this match process.