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Mail your completed application along with a copy of your most recent curriculum vitae to the ACAPS Administrative Office (there is no application fee). Applications are reviewed twice annually at the Spring Annual Business Meeting/Retreat and the Fall Business Meeting.

Active members shall be teaching faculty in training programs in plastic surgery and fellowships in plastic surgical specialties approved by the Residency Review Committee for Plastic surgery (RRC) or the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPS(C)) and who are certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS), the RCPS(C) or who have qualifications as determined by the Board of Directors. This shall also include plastic surgeons who are certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Surgery (AOBS) and are teaching faculty in plastic surgery training programs that are eligible for, or have received, accreditation by RRC for Plastic Surgery. ABPS, RCPS, or AOBS certified teaching faculty of non-accredited fellowships may apply for active membership and will be considered for approval by the Board. Active members shall have the right to vote, hold office, or, in their absence, designate a proxy to represent them.

Associate members shall be individuals who are teaching faculty not yet certified by the ABPS or the RCPS(C), other educators and plastic surgery residency program coordinators committed to plastic surgery education and who have a special interest in the purposes and activities of the Council. Associate members are encouraged to attend functions of the Council but shall not be eligible to vote and/or hold office in the Council.

International members shall be teaching faculty active in plastic surgery training programs outside the USA and Canada who have been certified by their respective equivalent to the American Board of Plastic Surgery and who have a special interest in the purposes and activities of the Council. International members must be sponsored, by letter, by a current Active member of the Council. International members are eligible to serve on committees; they will not be eligible to vote as individual members as only one vote is permitted per accredited training program in the United States and Canada.

Resident members shall be individuals currently training in plastic surgery programs approved by the RRC/RPSC(C) who have demonstrated interest in and commitment to plastic surgery education. Evidence of eligibility will require sponsorship of the individualís Program Director and/or another Active Member. Resident members will be eligible to hold office as the Resident representative to the Board. Resident members are encouraged to attend functions of the Council but shall not, apart from the Representative on the Board, be eligible to vote.

Please send completed application to admin@acaplasticsurgeons.org

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