International Membership Process
The first step in joining the American Society of Plastic Surgeons as an International Member is to become a Candidate for Membership first.
As a Candidate you will receive ASPS's educational benefits immediately upon receipt of your application and payment of your Candidate dues. The yearly Candidate dues are pro-rated by the month in which that you apply. Applicants who are out of residency or training less than three years will be candidates for up to three years.
Once your completed application materials are received you will be placed on the next available ballot to become an International Member. Once voted into full International Membership, your annual dues are $437 USD and will be billed each November.
As a Candidate you will receive the following educational benefits:
- Electronic subscription to Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery® Scientific Journal (PRS)*
- Electronic subscription to Plastic Surgery News® (PSN)
- Electronic subscription to ASPS Education Network® (EdNet)
- Discounted registration for meetings and symposia, including Plastic Surgery The Meeting
- May present papers and participate in discussions at Plastic Surgery The Meeting
- Member discounts on educational preparation services and instructional testing (In-Service)
Here is the schedule of pro-rated Candidate dues (USD) for the year:
|Month of Application|
*Note that applications and payments received in October, November and December will apply for the balance of the year and the next year's candidate dues.
In addition to the application all applicants will need to provide a letter from their national society in the country where you are practicing which attests to your membership in good standing. This must include the date you became a member of your national society.
For applicants from non-Global Partners* countries, you 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:
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 has a formal Global Partner agreement with 29 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)|
|Colombia (SCCP)||Egypt (ESPRS)|
|Germany (DGPRAC)||France (SOFCPRE)|
|India (APSI)||Indonesia (InaPRAS)|
|Ireland (IAPS)||Israel (ISPAS)|
|Italy (SICPRE)||Japan (JSPRS)|
|Mexico (AMCPER)||Netherlands (NVPC)|
|New Zealand (NZAPS)||Norway (NPKF)|
|Pakistan (PAPS)||Philippines (PAPRAS)|
|Romania (RoAPS)||Singapore (SAPS)|
|South Africa (APRSSA)||South Korea (KSPRS)|
|Spain (SECPRE)||Taiwan (TSPS)|
|Thailand (ThPRS)||Turkey (TSPRAS)|
|United Kingdom (BAPRAS)||Venezuela (SVCPREM)|