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ASPS Residents Council

The purpose of this group is to improve resident involvement in our Society and advocate for resident interests at the highest levels of plastic surgery. The ASPS Residents Council gives residents the opportunity to contribute to ongoing projects within ASPS and the YPS Forum, as well as develop new projects specific to residency training and beyond.

Importantly, the Residents Council serves as the primary modality through which residents can implement change on a national level and impact the future of plastic surgery. Through this program, residents get the opportunity to gain exposure to organized plastic surgery and develop the skills important for pursuing leadership positions in the future.

The term is one year beginning at Plastic Surgery The Meeting (PSTM) and concluding at PSTM the following year. Each term appointment is for one year, up to three consecutive years. The Residents Council meets in person in conjunction with PSTM and has conference calls intermittently to conduct business throughout the year. The Residents Council reports to the Membership Business line through the Young Plastic Surgeons Steering Committee.