PSRC membership benefits include opportunities to:
- interact with leaders in the field of plastic surgery research
- develop valuable connections
- network for employment opportunities
- present your best work to a collegial and engaged audience
- have your abstract published in a supplement of PRS
- receive a significant discount off PSRC Annual Meeting registration
- access research grant funds
- access new Research Council initiatives in the pipeline
- participate in the Mentorship Program
Active Membership is open to qualified Plastic Surgeons under the age of 50 who have completed an approved residency in Plastic Surgery prior to application for membership. Non-plastic surgeon researchers who hold an advanced degree (PhD, MPH, MD, MBA) and whose primary appointment is in a Department or Division of Plastic Surgery shall also be eligible for Active membership. Active members have voting privileges and will be required to pay dues.
Associate Membership is open to individuals without qualification for Active or Senior Membership but whose contributions make their inclusion in the Council desirable. Associate Members may not vote but will be required to pay dues.
Candidate Membership is open to all plastic surgery residents and fellows, medical students, and others in a training program related to plastic surgery who have attended at least one meeting and completed the Candidate member application process. Candidate members may attend the Business Meeting. They shall be required to pay dues. They shall have no voting privileges. Upon graduation from training, Candidate members will be contacted by the administrative office and offered advancement to Active or Associate member status, depending on their eligibility and compliance with requirements for Active or Association membership. The membership of those Candidate members not interested in membership elevation will be cancelled.
Senior & Senior Associate Membership are Active and Associate Members that progress to Senior and Senior Associate Membership at the end of the Business Meeting during the year in which they are 50 on January 1. They will remain in this category of membership until 65 years of age or are retired from practice. They will be required to pay dues. They shall have no voting privileges.
Senior Emeritus Membership are Senior and Senior Associates that progress to Senior Emeritus status when they become 65 years of age or are retired from practice. This conversion will take effect at the end of the Business Meeting during the year they are 65 years of age or are retired from practice. They shall have no dues. They shall have no voting privileges.
Applications for Active and Associate Membership will be considered when the completed application form, confirmation of sponsorship from a current member of the Plastic Surgery Research Council, and a copy of your curriculum vitae have been received by the Administrative Office.
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Applications for Candidate Membership will be considered when the completed application form, a letter for your Program Director, and a copy of your curriculum vitae have been received by the Administrative Office. Apply for PSRC Membership
Attendance at a PSRC Annual Meeting is also required for PSRC membership and may include the meeting in the year in which your application is submitted for election. Members are elected biannually.
PSRC elects members twice a year. The deadline for all applications for the first election cycle of the year is May 1. The deadline for all applications for the second cycle of the year is November 1.