American Society of Plastic Surgeons
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In-Service Exam for Residents

The In-Service Exam provides Training Programs and their residents a means to review the entire scope of plastic surgery, where equal emphasis is placed on:

  • Comprehensive
  • Hand/Extremities
  • Craniomaxillofacial
  • Cosmetic/Breast
  • Core Surgical Principles

Registration opens in October. Programs will be notified when available.

This exam is held at the Training Program's location while being proctored by staff liaisons of the program, in a secure environment. The exam is six hours in duration and registration can be completed by the Training Programs when logged into their ASPS dashboard.

  1. Login to
  2. On your member Dashboard, select Resident/Fellows Program under 'Quick Links'
  3. Click 'Edit' on the In-Service Exam
  4. Select the residents that will be taking the exam and click 'Save'
  5. Select the method of payment and provide card information or print out an invoice for submittal to your program's finance department
  6. Registration is complete once payment is received by ASPS. All payments are required in full prior to February 1, 2024.

Residents may speak with their program administrator for details!

Cost: $250 per resident (USA/Canada) / $305 per resident + program fee (International)
Note: An LOA is required for all international programs testing in March 2024.