President's Message President's Message

The ACAPS leadership wishes to welcome all ACAPS members as we start the new academic year. ACAPS is the leading organization responsible for training and educating plastic surgeons to best serve their patients. Even though our acronym stands for "The American Council of Academic Plastic Surgeons," I would suggest that the organization has grown well beyond academic plastic surgeons. Our membership now includes medical students, residents, and international members. Clearly "Academic Plastic Surgeons" are no longer the sole focus of ACAPS. Read More


ACAPS Virtual Interview Policy ACAPS Virtual Interview Policy

As a reminder, ACAPS is requesting that all plastic surgery residency programs conduct virtual interviews in the 2022-2023 resident selection cycle. View the AAMC position on interviews for 2022-2023.

The key points made by the AAMC are the following:

ACAPS strongly feels that for equity in the application process, we would like to maintain the no in-person interviews for the current year. Most medical schools in this country have asked that the individual programs respect the AAMC recommendations. To provide equity in the interview process both for applicants and programs, all interviews for plastic surgery residency should be virtual. To allow applicants to gain familiarity with programs of interest, ACAPS encourages each program to arrange a virtual Meet and Greet in which applicants can interact with the residents and faculty. ACAPS will maintain a schedule of Meet and Greets on its website to help minimize overlap between programs. In the interval between the Meet and Greets and the Interviews, applicants and programs may continue a mutual exchange.


10th Annual Winter Meeting Fall Meeting - ACAPS @ PSTM | Boston, MA
October 28-30, 2022

Join ACAPS at PSTM this October! We will be hosting several sessions throughout the meeting. Registration is required for all ACAPS sessions being offered. Register online today!

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10th Annual Winter Meeting 10th Annual Winter Meeting
10th Annual Winter Meeting

Abstract Submission
The American Council of Academic Plastic Surgeons is now accepting abstracts, for their 2023 10th Annual Winter Meeting. Please submit your abstracts today for consideration in the 10th Annual Winter Meeting.
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Deadline: September 12, 2022 at 11:59 pm EDT

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Apply for ACAPS Winter Meeting Travel Scholarship Apply for ACAPS Winter Meeting Travel Scholarship

Apply for the 2023 Winter Meeting Resident and Medical Student Travel Scholarship
Deadline: Monday, October 24, 2022 at 11:59 pm EDT

Please complete the application. Applicants must be early in their plastic surgery training (Integrated PGY 1-4, Independent PGY 1-2) or be medical students. Please note Integrated 5-6 and Independent-3 residents are not eligible for this travel scholarship.

Scholarship Recipients for the 2023 Winter Meeting will receive complimentary meeting registration and two (2) nights at the host hotel (Hilton New Orleans Riverside). Recipients will be responsible for their own transportation to New Orleans, LA and all other expenses. The overall estimated cost of this scholarship is valued at $800.


Plastic Surgery Fellowship and Training Opportunities Directory Plastic Surgery Fellowship and Training Opportunities Directory

ASPS has developed a free listing service to simplify the listing and search for all types of fellowship and training opportunities within the specialty. The goal of this initiative is to provide plastic surgeons and plastic-surgeons-in-training with a searchable database of plastic surgery fellowships, observerships and internships/externship available in the United States and throughout the world.

You are invited to post your fellowships, internships and other post-graduate plastic surgery training opportunities in the new Plastic Surgery Fellowship and Training Opportunities Directory.

ASPS believes this directory will help publicize existing opportunities and provide a broad ranging listing for residents and all plastic surgeons who are seeking additional training. The listings are free to post and free to search for everyone. The directory will be searchable by sub-specialty, duration, country and/or region, paid or unpaid, and more. The Plastic Surgery Fellowship and Training Opportunities Directory is open to private plastic surgeons, institutions, and training directors to post their short and long-term training options.

ACAPS Bulletin Briefs
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Important Dates & Webinars

Virtual Meet & Greets
August 1-September 30

Penn Flap Course
August 12-14, 2022
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8th Annual Plastic Surgery Bootcamp
August 19-21, 2022
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ACAPS @ PSTM
October 28-30, 2022
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ACAPS 10th Annual Winter Meeting
February 23-26, 2023
Hilton New Orleans Riverside | New Orleans, LA
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ACAPS at AAPS
April 28 May 2, 2023

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ACAPS Approved Surveys
Any survey request to Plastic Surgery Program Directors, Coordinators or Residents should be submitted to ACAPS for review and approval before being sent to PDs Coordinators or Residents. Request should be submitted to: admin@acaplasticsurgeons.org using this template. This process does not apply to surveys from other major societies. Our Program Coordinators and Program Directors will be under no obligation to respond to any independent survey not approved by ACAPS. Please note the ACAPS Policy regarding Submitted surveys and note the new quarterly review schedule.

ASPS Resident Education Center
The ASPS Resident Education Curriculum offers more than 100 self-assessment modules for practicing surgeons and residents.
RADAR Resource
Residents who log into RADAR will now have an area created specifically for their educational needs as a plastic surgery resident.

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