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AACS certified Cosmetic Surgery Fellowships

AACS Certified Cosmetic Surgery Fellowships

For the best training in cosmetic surgery

Do you want to become a top cosmetic surgeon? Then train with the experts.

The American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery certifies post-residency Fellowship Programs across the country in both general cosmetic surgery and facial cosmetic surgery, each offering in-depth, hands-on training from leading surgeons.

It’s your choice – You can apply to the programs that meet YOUR needs, considering factors like location, director, start date, stipend and time commitment.

Unmatched level of training – You will perform more than 300 cosmetic surgery procedures a year. No other fellowship program offers this caliber of training and instruction in cosmetic surgery, with rare access to patients and expertise.

Dedicated mentorship – Get personal instruction from well-known, leading cosmetic surgeons who possess a wealth of experience and a desire to teach.

Path to board certification – After completing your fellowship, you may be eligible to take the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery or American Board of Facial Cosmetic Surgery board examinations.

Apply now to a cosmetic surgery fellowship

Follow the steps below to apply for a fellowship:

Elective Rotation

Training Fellows in an AACS certified Fellowship Program can participate in an elective rotation designed to train in the art and practice of hair restoration surgery.

Have questions?

Read our Frequently Asked Questions to get answers to your questions, like:
  • How do I choose which fellowship program is right for me?
  • Is there tuition reimbursement or a stipend?
  • What is the process of approval?

Apply to be a Fellowship Director

Interested in establishing an AACS certified Fellowship Program? Please read the Guidelines for requirements and complete an application.

In a fellows' words
"Completing a fellowship through the AACS has allowed me to embark in a career in cosmetic surgery. Without this training, my practice would not resemble what it does today. In addition to the experience and education that I gained, I have been delightfully surprised by the camaraderie of the surgeons I met within the organization."

Courtney J. Caplin, MD, DMD
Cosmetic Surgery Affiliates, Oklahoma City, OK