COVID-19 Important Payment Information
Due to the ever evolving COVID-19 health crisis and the physical closure of the association offices, we are unable to accept payments by postal service at this time. Your association team is working virtually, and keeping society operations moving forward. We encourage and thank our members to continue their support of the Society by making their payments online.

Match rank deadline and match date moved

The SF Match along with the American Council of Academic Plastic Surgeons (ACAPS) have approved moving the match rank deadline and match date to allow sufficient time for remote interviews given the worldwide pandemic of the Covid-19 respiratory disease. This change in date is designed to minimize the impact on training and allowing the match to conclude without an extended delay.

The latest information on the match can be found on the SF Match website.

Your feedback is important to the group and to the SF Match. Comments regarding the change can be directed to the emails below.

SF Match and ACAPS

Dennis Thomatos, Manager, SF Match

Stan Alger, Executive Director, ACAPS

ACAPS Spring Retreat Cancellation
Providing a safe and healthy environment for our members, guests, staff, and our industry partners at our meetings is always the top priority of the ACAPS. The leadership of the ACAPS has been closely monitoring the events surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak and due to ongoing concerns, as well as the latest guidance from the CDC and our concern for our patients, colleagues and our hospital communities, the ACAPS Spring Retreat and Annual Business Meeting scheduled for May 2, 2020 at the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago, IL has been cancelled. Communications regarding specific plans for alternative education options and next steps will be forthcoming.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. This was an extremely difficult decision for the ACAPS Board but one which we firmly believe is in the best interests of our members, attendees and patients. Our leadership put together an exciting Spring Retreat and our Board is meeting virtually this week to review future actions. In the meantime, we wish for health and recovery to all those affected.

Our Mission Upcoming Events

ACAPS Spring Meeting
May 2-4, 2020
Palmer House
Chicago, Illinois
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ACAPS Retreat
Saturday, May 2, 2020
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Annual Business Meeting
Saturday, May 2, 2020
1:00 - 3:00 pm
Monday, May 4, 2020
8:00 am

ACAPS Coordinator Meeting
October 2020
San Francisco, CA

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.

Important Dates

UC San Diego Webinar
April 1st, 2020
5:30PM (Pacific)
Zoom Login

18th Annual Duke Flap Course
July 31 - August 2, 2020
Durhamn, NC
Course faculty
Register for the course
More Information

Penn Flap Course
August 14-16, 2020
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Course Information

ACAPS Coordinator Meeting
October 2020
San Francisco, CA

Corequest & Inservice Exams

InService Exams

The Plastic Surgery Match

Training Requirements
Residency Application
Matching Program 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
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.