For plastic surgeons not yet eligible for full Active Membership in The Aesthetic Society, the Candidate for Membership Program offers amazing discounts and benefits as you chart your course for full Active or International Active Membership. The Candidate for Membership Program is a non-membership category intended for recent graduates or those who would like to receive select benefits prior to applying for full Active Membership. 

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If you already qualify for Membership, enrollment in the Candidate for Membership program is not required. Those who meet the requirements are encouraged to apply directly for Active Membership or International Active Membership.

Candidates in the United States & Canada must have a status of Board-Admissible or Eligible with the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS) or the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC).

International Candidates must be members of your country’s national plastic surgery society (must be a society acceptable to The Aesthetic Society's Board of Directors) or a member of the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS)

If you meet these basic requirements we invite you to enroll in the Candidate for Membership Program!

The application will include all forms needed in order to submit the following required information:

  • US & Canadian Candidates: Provide documentation of Board-Admissibility or Eligibility from The American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS) or The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC).
  • International Candidates: Provide verification of membership in a national plastic surgery society acceptable to The Aesthetic Society, or International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS).
  • Provide verification of accreditation for any surgical facilities that are used.
  • Provide the completed sponsorship form from an Active, International Active or Life Member of The Aesthetic Society OR your former plastic surgery residency program or fellowship director.
  • Agree to abide by the Society’s Bylaws, Conflict of Interest Policy, and Code of Ethics.


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Aesthetic Surgery Journal (ASJ) and Aesthetic Surgery Journal Open Forum (ASJOF). ASJ is the #1 journal in all of aesthetic surgery. ASJOF is ASJ’s sister publication, a peer reviewed, Open Access International Journal*. 

Aesthetic Society News (ASN). The ASN is The Society’s quarterly newsletter that includes Society news and events, practice management insights, and crucial updates*. 

RADAR Resource. Access to a complete medical library and private professional network, featuring all issues of ASJ, educational videos, discussion forums, and more.

Meeting Discounts.  Take advantage of savings on registration for The Aesthetic Meeting and The Aesthetic Society's Symposia.


Distinguish Yourself. Promote yourself as an Aesthetic Society Candidate for Membership” or “International Candidate for Membership” on your website and marketing materials.**

Products. Discounts offering significant savings on Aesthetic Society products, for which Candidates for Membership are eligible to purchase.


Networking Opportunities. Enjoy the opportunity to serve on committees, and influence change within the aesthetic specialty. 

*U.S. and Canadian Candidates receive print + online subscriptions. International Candidates receive online only subscriptions. 

** Use of the The Aesthetic Society logo is not permitted

Contact Information:

Marissa Simpson – Membership Manager
Phone: 800/364-2147 ext. 120

Kerry Moradkhani – Membership Coordinator
Phone: 800/364-2147 ext. 108

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