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ACAPS/PSF Combined Pilot Research Grant (CPRG)
Now Accepting 2016 Grant Applications

The American Council of Academic Plastic Surgeons (ACAPS) and The Plastic Surgery Foundation (PSF) have partnered together again to offer the ACAPS/PSF Combined Pilot Research Grant (CPRG). Both organizations believe it is important to promote research related to academic plastic surgery.

This grant provides seed funding to allow a plastic surgery researcher to conduct preliminary studies, setting the stage for future applications to external funding sources.

Upcoming Events


Winter Retreat
Learning and Teaching using 21st Century
Technology and Resident Recruitment

February 6 - 7, 2016
Chicago O’Hare Hilton Hotel
Chairs: Anthony Smith, MD, Scott Hultman, MD

  • Friday, February 5
    Strategic Planning and Board Meeting
  • Saturday, February 6
  • Sunday, February 7
    Retreat / Open Discussion adjourn by noon

More Information about the 2016 Winter Retreat

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Plastic Surgery Milestones

Plastic Surgery Assessment Tools

A Joint Initiative of The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and The American Board of Plastic Surgery, Inc.

Read about the Plastic Surgery Milestone Project in the Journal of Graduate Medical Education

Our Mission

The American Council of Academic Plastic Surgeons (ACAPS) is composed of the program directors / chairpersons and associates of American College of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) approved plastic surgery residency programs in the United States. Its goal is to provide leadership and support for educational programs for plastic surgery residents. The curriculum for resident educational programs in the US has been derived from the efforts of members of this association.

The Plastic Surgery Match

Description of Training Requirements
Plastic Surgery Residency Application
Plastic Surgery Matching Program Information
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