One year with us will begin the experience of a lifetime.
The American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery provides an in-depth Fellowship Program to advance a physician's education in cosmetic surgery and enhance clinical skills. Post-residency fellowships around the country provide comprehensive training with the brightest minds in cosmetic surgery.
Eligible candidates must complete a formal residency in General Surgery, Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Maxillofacial Surgery (MD/DDS), Gynecologic Surgery, Ophthalmology Surgery or equivalent ACGME-recognized residency training program by the fellowship start date.
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In a fellows' words...
“My fellowship has been very hands-on. That’s what makes it such a unique and challenging training opportunity…I believe that cosmetic surgery helps enhance a person’s self-confidence and their sense of well-being. I feel grateful to play a part in that transformation.”
-Hardeep Dhaliwal, DMD, MD
“The AACS Fellowship Program is outstanding. It’s given me access to collegial surgeons who sincerely want to pass along knowledge in a great setting with fantastic cooperation. The training is a very ‘real world’ experience. On top of the many cases and variety of procedures presented, I’ve also gained insights into running a practice and an abundance of sincere mentorship. I have had the opportunity to publish in international peer-reviewed journals, present at industry conferences, host and create marketing events and interact in a very real way with patients in a business setting. This is by far the most practical and pleasurable medical learning experience I have had. Once I leave the fellowship, I’ll be completely equipped to run my practice and have the support of the Academy and my peers as a backstop.”
-Julianne M. Santarosa, MD