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Facial Cosmetic Surgery Fellowship Training
Cosmetic Surgery Fellowship Training

The American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery certifies Fellowship Programs in Facial Cosmetic Surgery. These post-residency programs are structured to fill an essential part of the continuum of a cosmetic surgeon's education, training and experience.

Training Fellow and Program Director applicants, please review the following information for program requirements and the online application process.

Training Fellows

An AACS accredited fellowship in facial cosmetic surgery is a rigorous post‐residency program involving advanced clinical and didactic instruction in the art of facial cosmetic surgery. Training Fellow candidates should complete the following application steps:  

1.       Review the Facial Cosmetic Surgery Fellowship Guidelines, section 4, for program qualifications.

2.       Decide which Fellowship Program  fits your personal and professional objectives.

3.       Complete the online Facial Cosmetic Surgery Fellowship Application indicating which programs should receive your application.

4.       Contact the programs directly, once notified that your application link has been sent to the program directors you identified in your application.    

5.        Join AACS! While AACS membership isn’t a Training Fellow criteria, we encourage you to complete the online membership application. Resident and Training Fellow members have no annual dues. 

Questions? Please read our Training Fellow FAQ's or contact Margaret Bengtson, AACS Account Coordinator or 312.265.3735.

Fellowship Directors

Facial Cosmetic Surgery Fellowship Program Directors are recognized authorities in teaching facial cosmetic surgery. Those interested in establishing a Facial Cosmetic Surgery Fellowship Program should review the Facial Cosmetic Surgery Fellowship Guidelines for Director and faculty qualifications and program requirements.

Establish a Facial Cosmetic Surgery Fellowship,  the Program Director applicant must complete the online Fellowship Program Establishment application and upload the supporting documentation. 

Questions? Please read our Program Director FAQ's or contact Margaret Bengtson, AACS Account Coordinator or 312.265.3735.

Core Curriculum Review

Open to current AACS members, the Core Curriculum Review webinars, which feature topics from the newly established Core Curriculum and Reading List, are developed by members of the Fellowship Committee and current Training Fellows. These programs provide an interactive opportunity not usually available with standard lectures; attendees are encouraged to ask questions of the presenters during the webinar. 


The webinars are held through GoToMeeting and occur the third Monday of every month at 9:00 p.m. EST. The webinars can accommodate up to 100 participants and are scheduled for one hour, but typically last 90 minutes due to questions and faculty/fellow interaction. 

How to participate:  Contact Margaret Bengtson, AACS Coordinator, for instructions on gaining access. 


Facial Fellowship Establishment Application
Facial Fellowship Establishment Application
Facial Fellowship Establishment Application
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