Learn About Cosmetic Surgery: Resources



When you become a Resident member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, you get access to free online resources that will help you prepare for a future career in cosmetic surgery.

AACS Certified Fellowship Programs

AACS certifies post-residency Fellowship Programs across the country in both general cosmetic surgery and facial cosmetic surgery. Each program offers in-depth, hands-on training from leading surgeons.



Online Learning

All of the online resources listed below are free for Resident members of AACS.

Live WebClinics: Free for Residents
Hosted by cosmetic surgery experts from the major specialties, AACS WebClinics offer valuable CME credit and in-depth training for cosmetic surgery professionals.

See schedule of upcoming live WebClinics

Core Curriculum Review
Each month, current training fellows in the AACS Certified Fellowship Program present hour-long sessions on the anatomy, techniques, risks, and complications of key procedures. Residents are able to attend these review sessions for free

Email Margaret Bengtson to attend an upcoming session

American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery
Residents receive a complimentary online subscription to the American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery, which features articles on state-of-the-art cosmetic surgery procedures, topics and breakthroughs, all written by distinguished experts.

Access the Journal (member login required)

More Opportunities

Annual Scientific Meeting
Learn and collaborate with experts in the specialty. Residents receive discounted registration for the renowned Annual Scientific Meeting February 4-6, 2021, at the Manchester Grand Hyatt, San Diego.


Resident Forum
Held in conjunction with the Annual Scientific Meeting, this event focuses on topics specific to residents transitioning into a cosmetic surgery practice. You'll get to mingle with other Resident members and hear from current AACS Training Fellows and Program Directors.

Annual Review Course
Learn best practices for popular cosmetic surgery procedures at this annual workshop. Resident members receive a discounted registration rate. Chaired by Dr. Tony Mangubat. Get one year of unlimited access to the 2020 version of the course through the AACS Digital Library.


My AACS certified Fellowship training with Dr. Haiavy has offered me a unique experience to build upon my surgical training from residency. The exposure and hands-on opportunities exceed any training residency program and allow well-trained surgeons to apply their broad skillset to the challenging field of cosmetic surgery.

- Shane McDaniel, MD