Message from ACAPS President Robert Weber Message from ACAPS President Robert Weber

As I write this, Match Day is tomorrow. Students, residents, faculty, program coordinators, and program directors should take great pride in how we handled the challenges of exploring the specialty and choosing future residents in a COVID environment. It was clearly a group effort involving a lot of ingenuity and grace. The end of this year's match process leads in to a number of new projects.

First, the Winter Meeting was a huge success (congratulations Kshipra Hemal, BS and Alan T. Makhoul, BA for winning the Best Paper and Best Poster Award respectively)! Read More

Upcoming Events Upcoming Events

ACAPS Spring Retreat
"Focused Areas of Expertise Within Residency Education"

May 15, 2021
8am - 12 pm ET
Miami, FL
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ACAPS Business Meeting
Saturday, May 15, 2021
1pm – 3pm ET
Miami, FL
Registration is free for ACAPS Members, click "Register" and "Business Meeting Only"

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

“Clearinghouse for Orphaned Residents”
It has been brought to ACAPS attention that the RRC is closing two institutions plastics residencies. To assist these residents in finding new programs we have reached out to current Program Directors and have received information from the following programs that have space available. If you have any questions ACAPS will be happy to assist further.
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ACAPS Guidance on Virtual Interviewing for the 2020-2021 Application Cycle ACAPS Guidance on Virtual Interviewing for the 2020-2021 Application Cycle

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 ACAPS’s 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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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 & Webinars

2021 ACAPS/ASPS Plastic Surgery Boot Camp
Registration Opens Wednesday, April 21, 2021
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The Rhinoplasty Society - Virtual Annual Meeting
Saturday, May 8, 2021
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ACAPS Spring Retreat
May 15, 2021
8am – 12 pm ET
Miami, FL
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Duke Flap Course
August 6th - August 8th
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Programs Interview Dates
Submit Interview Dates
View Institutions Interview Dates
Virtual Interviews FAQs

Previous ACAPS Webinars

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 – Re: Written Board Exams
Payment Information
Match Rank Deadline and Match Date Moved

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: 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

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
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.