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Strengthen your practice of cosmetic surgery by joining or renewing your membership in the AACS today. AACS membership provides you with discounts on our catalog of cosmetic surgery education and training, our peer-reviewed journal, the AACS recognition of excellence, and career-advancement opportunities. 


The AACS offers the following categories of membership: 

Fellow Member – Annual Dues $950 (U.S.)

Our highest level of membership, Fellow membership within the AACS distinguishes a physician for his or her commitment to cosmetic surgery through extensive education and professional accomplishments.
  • Explore our three Pathways to Fellow-level membership: Traditional, Non-Core, and Board Certification. 


Physician Member - Annual Dues $750 (U.S.)

International physicians are welcome to apply for Physician Membership. 
Physician membership may be granted to any physician (MD, DO, DDS or DMD) who:
  • is a member of the medical and/or dental professions (MD, DO, DDS or DMD) who performs cosmetic surgery in the United States or internationally;
  • is interested in being part of a forum for physicians and dentists and related professionals from all specialties practicing cosmetic surgery in order to develop common goals, encourage education and research, establish standards of practice, and support, augment, and advance the science and art of cosmetic surgery; and
  • by their membership, in the opinion of the Academy’s Board of Trustees, will advance the Academy’s exempt purpose and mission.

Allied Health Member – Annual Dues $275 (U.S.) 

Allied health membership may be granted to anyone who:
  • performs professional services related to cosmetic surgery and is not open to individuals who hold the following degrees MD, DO, DDS, DMD or equivalent degree;
  • is interested in being part of a forum for physicians and dentists and related professionals from all specialties practicing cosmetic surgery in order to develop common goals, encourage education and research, establish standards of practice, and support, augment, and advance the science and art of cosmetic surgery; and
  • by their membership, in the opinion of the Academy’s Board of Trustees, will advance the Academy’s exempt purpose and mission.

Resident Member – Annual Dues FREE 

Resident membership may be granted to any physician who:
  • has a current United States and/or Canadian medical or dental license in the location where he/she practices;
  • is participating in residency or fellowship training in an American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) approved surgical specialty, an American Osteopathic Association Bureau of Osteopathic Specialists (AOA-BOS) approved surgical specialty, or other surgical specialty deemed equivalent by the Academy, such as: Dermatologic Surgery, General Surgery, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Ophthalmic Surgery (Ophthalmology), Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Otolaryngology and Plastic Surgery;
  • has an interest in cosmetic surgery; and
  • by their membership, in the opinion of the Academy’s Board of Trustees, will advance the Academy’s exempt purpose and mission. 

If you are no longer in residency/fellowship training and would like to upgrade your membership to Physician or Fellow level, please contact the AACS at 312.265.3735 or mbengtson@thesentergroup.com.

 

Per Article V of the AACS Policy, The initial and annual dues for each category of membership of the Academy, and the time for paying such dues and other assessments shall be determined from time to time by the Board.  Annual dues are not refundable under any circumstances (including, without limitation, in the event of any early termination of a member's membership).



 

 

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