Upcoming Events Message from ACAPS President Robert Weber

To the membership of ACAPS - colleagues:

It has been encouraging to hear the reports of Plastic Surgery programs across the country responding so vigorously to the challenges of COVID; residents and staff serving on the front lines as needed, outside of our comfort zone, putting patient care first, and at the same time doing everything possible to maintain resident and staff safety and wellbeing. Well done!

Congratulations are also in order for your quick, flexible, adaptive responses to the prohibition of both visiting student rotations and in-person residency interviews. You have moved to the virtual world rapidly and creatively. The students have been very grateful for the cooperation you have maintained that has made ACAPS the reliable, authoritative source for information and guidance for students interested in a career in plastic surgery. The way all programs have worked together to make ACAPS a trusted safe zone for questions and answers is an unqualified... Read More


ACAPS Guidance on Virtual Interviewing for the 2020-2021 Application Cycle ACAPS Guidance on Virtual Interviewing for the 2020-2021 Application Cycle

Purpose:
The 2020-2021 residency recruitment season will be a departure from previous years due to the COVID-19 pandemic-driven prohibition on away rotations for most students and the fact that the vast majority of recruiting will need to be done virtually. This has raised a number of important questions about how the upcoming virtual interview season will be conducted. This document outlines ACAPSís guidance regarding virtual interviews. Our goal is to encourage an environment that is as fair to all programs and applicants as possible and minimize pressure on students.
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Upcoming Events Upcoming Events

ACAPS Winter Meeting
February 27 & 28, 2021
To be held virtually
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Our Mission Our Mission

The American Council of Academic Plastic Surgeons (ACAPS) is composed of the program directors / chairpersons and associates of American College of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) approved plastic surgery residency programs in the United States. Its goal is to provide leadership and support for educational programs for plastic surgery residents. The curriculum for resident educational programs in the US has been derived from the efforts of members of this association.


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.


ACS Academy Request to Your Surgical Specialty: Survey Results ACS Academy Request to Your Surgical Specialty: Survey Results

Academy of Master Surgeon Educators Dear Members of ACAPS:

Thank you for the participation of the surgical specialty in Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery in the American College of Surgeonís Academy of Master Surgeon Educatorsí study to assess the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the education of surgeons in all surgical specialties. We are pleased to announce that the study, "Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Surgical Training and Learner Well-Being: Report of a Survey of General Surgery and Other Surgical Specialty Educators," has been published in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons (JACS). View article.

In addition to the article, Dr. Chris Ellison, chair of the Survey Subcommittee summarized some of the results by specialty, which can be found by clicking the links included. We invite you and the members of your specialty group to review the article and informal summary of results by specialty. This may help in identifying specialty-specific opportunities to address future concerns for education and learner well-being that may occur during a future surge of COVID-19 or a similar national crisis.

For your convenience, we have attached the following for your review:

The participation of your colleagues in plastic & reconstructive surgery has provided critical data for our understanding of the impact of the pandemic on surgical education. We thank you for your invaluable assistance in the support and distribution of this survey. We welcome your feedback about the results of this study, as well as any questions you may have.

Sincerely,
L.D. Britt, MD, MPH, DSc(Hon), FACS, FCCM, FRCSEng(Hon), FRCSEd(Hon), FWACS(Hon), FRCSI(Hon), FCS(SA)(Hon), FRCS(Glasg)(Hon) Ajit K. Sachdeva, MD, FACS, FRCSC, FSACME
L.D. Britt, MD, MPH, DSc(Hon), FACS, FCCM, FRCSEng(Hon), FRCSEd(Hon), FWACS(Hon), FRCSI(Hon), FCS(SA)(Hon), FRCS(Glasg)(Hon)

Co-Chair, Special Committee of the ACS Academy of Master Surgeon Educators to Address Challenges and Opportunities Relating to Surgery Residency Training during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Co-Chair, Steering Committee
ACS Academy of Master Surgeon Educators

Past President
American College of Surgeons
Ajit K. Sachdeva, MD, FACS, FRCSC, FSACME

Co-Chair, Special Committee of the ACS Academy of Master Surgeon Educators to Address Challenges and Opportunities Relating to Surgery Residency Training during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Co-Chair, Steering Committee
ACS Academy of Master Surgeon Educators

Director, Division of Education
American College of Surgeons


COVID-19 Related Information

Plastic Surgery Match Timeline 2020-2021 Update
Uniform Invitation Date Update
Resources During COVID-19
COVID-19 Surgical Case Log FAQs
Away Rotation Update
Note from the ABPS Ė Re: Written Board Exams
Payment Information
Match Rank Deadline and Match Date Moved


Important Dates & Webinars

ACAPS Bylaws Amendment Open Forum
Tuesday, December 1, 2020
8:00PM Eastern
Register Today
Bylaws Amendment Proposals

Programs Interview Dates
Friday, December 4:
Uniform Date for Invitation to Applicants
Monday, December 7:
Uniform Date for First Interview Scheduling
Submit Interview Dates
View Institutions Interview Dates
Virtual Interviews FAQs

Previous ACAPS Webinars


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: skelley@prri.com 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.


Corequest & Inservice Exams

CoreQuest
InService Exams

The Plastic Surgery Match

Training Requirements
Residency Application
Matching Program Information
Medical Student Registration Form for Match Information

RADAR Resource for Residents
Residents who log into RADAR will now have an area created specifically for their educational needs as a plastic surgery resident.

RADAR Resource
Website
iTunes App

Surgery Milestones
Surgery Milestones
Surgery Milestones

A Joint Initiative of The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and The American Board of Plastic Surgery, Inc.

Read about the Plastic Surgery Milestone Project in the Journal of Graduate Medical Education.

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