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Join a Committee

ASPS invites you to apply to serve on one or more committees.

Successful candidates will have the opportunity to improve the practice of plastic surgery by influencing health policy, research, quality issues, leadership and professional development, ethical behavior, and best practices for domestic and international service missions.

Residents, with approval from their training program directors, may serve and have voting privileges on designated Society and Foundation committees.(Residents may not serve on the ASPS/PSF Bylaws Committee, GRAFT Steering Committee, In-Service Exam Committee, the Membership Recruitment, Compliance & Development Committee, PROFILE Steering Committee, Public Education Committee and the YPS Steering Committee.)

The letter of recommendation should adhere to the following format and be emailed to the Governance Department of the ASPS Executive Office at

"This letter confirms that as the training director of (name of resident), I declare he/she is in good standing and has my approval to serve on an ASPS or PSF committee.

Printed Name of Training Director
Printed Title
Printed Name of the Institution"

Membership Requirement

Serving on an ASPS committee requires membership in ASPS. Graduating Senior Residents must apply for either the Resident Fellows Forum (RFF) or Candidacy in ASPS to continue their service on an ASPS committee.

How to Apply

  1. Log into your member account 
  2. Click on the “My Account” tab
  3. Select the “Membership/CME” tab
  4. Select “Committee Applications” from the list on the left hand side

If you have any questions, please email ASPS at