Career Resources



AACS membership supports cosmetic surgeons in all phases of their career. Our Resident membership benefits support the next generation of cosmetic surgeons by providing educational and career planning resources.

Board Certification

The American Board of Cosmetic Surgery (ABCS) and the American Board of Facial Cosmetic Surgery (ABFCS) pride themselves on setting the highest standards. Along with membership in AACS, becoming board certified lets patients know that you are a quality provider of cosmetic surgery.


Career Center

Make it easier for employers to find you by publishing your resume to our Career Center resume bank.

The Job Resource Center will support your job search teaching you everything from interview preparation to salary negotiation.



Discussion Board

All AACS Resident members and Training Fellows can participate in a members-only online forum to discuss important topics related to cosmetic surgery training and their future careers. Example topic: "What are some good ways that you've found to enhance your cosmetic surgery experience during residency?"

Join the conversation (member login required)


Publications & Statistics

Timeline: Opening a Cosmetic Surgery Practice
Drafted by AACS member Talon Maningas, DO, this timeline outlines the key steps you'll need to take over the course of a year to set up a cosmetic surgery practice.

View the timeline


Partner Resources

Student Loan Support from SoFi
AACS and SoFi have teamed up to help you take down student debt with student loan benefits exclusively for AACS members.

Shape Your Online Brand with
Enhance your digital presence and credibility, increase patient trust, and grow your businesses with

Save Money As You Supply Your Office
Members of AACS receive exclusive discounts on a growing suite of office systems and supplies through our affiliated programs.

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My AACS fellowship has met my expectations and exceeded them in many ways. The business of medicine is not easily taught, and usually learned over years of making difficult mistakes in private practice. This part of my fellowship has smoothed the transition into private practice with a confidence not gained through primary residency training.

- Jason Nealy, DO