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Residents & Fellows Forum

Residents & Fellows Forum subscriber information, benefits, committee resources and more.

Educational Benefits

ASPS strives to provide Residents and Fellows the tools to be successful throughout training, passing the board exam, and transition into plastic surgery practice. Learn about the wide breadth of programs to help you to:

  • Network with leaders in the field and with your peers
  • Thoroughly prepare for your plastic surgery board examination
  • Keep abreast of the latest developments in the specialty
  • Gain practical tools and tips to build your expertise and launch your career

ASPS In-Service Examination

Updated yearly, the In-Service Examination provides the most current information on the core curriculum of plastic surgery. The exam offers Residents the opportunity for self-directed learning and review of the entire scope of plastic surgery. Relevant questions in basic science will be included in each of the four categories.

Equal emphasis will be placed on:

  • Comprehensive
  • Hand/Extremity
  • Craniomaxillofacial
  • Cosmetic/Breast

Earn CME

Even after you take your boards, ASPS will continue to be your partner for your ongoing professional development. Look to us to find the resources you need to meet your CME requirements to maintain your ASPS membership and with the American Board of Plastic Surgery (MOC).

Full Listing of ASPS Courses

Maintenance of Certification (MOC)

The development of Maintenance of Certification is a professional response to the need for public accountability and transparency. Through MOC, physicians demonstrate that they can assess the quality of care they provide compared to peers and national benchmarks, and then apply the best evidence or consensus recommendations to improve that care.

Learn About MOC