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International Membership Process


Members

Plastic surgeon who has completed three years in practice and is a member of the national society.
Global Partners* Rest of the World

Applications are also available in: Spanish, Italian, Portuguese and Korean.

Candidates

Plastic surgeons who have completed their residency/training, have less than three years in practice and are a member of their country's national society.
Global Partners* Rest of the World

Applications are also available in: Spanish, Italian, Portuguese and Korean.

Residents / Trainees / Fellows

Residents, Trainees and Fellows enrolled in a plastic surgery residency training program or fellowship program.
Global Partners* Rest of the World

Applications are also available in: Spanish, Italian, Portuguese and Korean.


Global Partners*

ASPS has a formal Global Partner agreement with 18 national societies around the world. If you reside or practice plastic surgery in one of these countries, please select the Global Partner application.

Argentina (SACPER) Australia (ASPS)
Belgium (RBSPS) Brazil (SBCP)
France (SOFCPRE) Ireland (IAPS)
Israel (ISPAS) Italy (SICPRE)
Japan (JSPRS) Mexico (AMCPER)
Netherlands (NVPC) New Zealand (NVPC)
Singapore (SAPS) South Africa (APRSSA)
South Korea (KSPRS) Spain (SECPRE)
Taiwan (TSPS) United Kingdom (BAPRAS)

Application Information

International Membership - Global Partners*

Your name may be entered on the preliminary ballot after you complete your application and the following:

  • Obtain a letter from the national plastic surgery society in the country where you are practicing which attests to your membership in good standing. The letter must include the date you became a member of your National Society.
  • Submit the completed membership application, a recent portrait-photograph, and the $125 application fee (U.S. Dollars) to the ASPS Executive Office.

Once you have satisfied the above requirements, your application will be reviewed by the Membership Committee. If approved, your name will be placed on the final ballot to be voted on by the ASPS Board of Directors. Election to Active Membership shall be by a majority vote of the Board at a meeting at which a quorum is present. All fees, dues or assessments must be paid before an applicant is officially elevated to Active Membership status.

International Candidate for Membership (Plastic surgeon with less than 3 years in practice) - Global Partners*

Your application will be considered after you complete the following:

  • Submit the completed membership application, a recent portrait-photograph, and the $125 application fee (U.S. Dollars) to the ASPS Executive Office.

Once you have satisfied the above requirements, your application will be reviewed by the Member Services Center. You will be notified of your acceptance as an International Candidate. After three years in practice you will be eligible for International Membership.

International Trainee Membership - Global Partners*

You will be accepted as an International Trainee after you complete your application and the following:

  • Obtain a letter from your training program or residency director or training supervisor stating your program, and start and completion dates.
  • Submit the completed application, letter from your training/residency supervisor, a recent portrait-photograph, and the $200 annual fee (U.S. Dollars) to the ASPS Executive Office.

You will be accepted as an International Trainee after your application and payment is received. Limit of six years as an International Trainee.

International Membership - Rest of World

In addition to the above requirements, applicants from the rest of the world (non-Global Partners) must also submit a letter of sponsorship from an ASPS member, your CV and a list of your publications and presentations.


Return all application materials (application, photo, sponsorship letters, application fee) to the ASPS Executive Offices:

Mail

Membership Services
American Society of Plastic Surgeons
444 East Algonquin Road
Arlington Heights, IL 60005-4664

If you have questions about ASPS Member benefits or the membership process please contact:

ASPS Member Services Center
847-228-9900 or 800-766-4955
memserv@plasticsurgery.org