All rights reserved. The Chilean Society of Surgeons, based on its mission, updated the proposals for the training of surgeons, a job that started on 2008. To achieve this goal, a commission established the bases of the proposal and invited peers to a workshop in which 20 surgeons participated. They divided in groups and discussed the characteristics of recently trained surgeons, the features of training programs, the role of the Society in the training process, the impact of sub specialties in training programs, the performance of general surgeons and other issues that appeared during the general discussion. Each group rendered the conclusions of their analysis, which were consolidated by the commission and are herein reported.