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American Board of Plastic Surgery

The American Board of Plastic Surgery, Inc. was organized as a subsidiary of the American Board of Surgery in 1938. The American Board of Plastic Surgery, Inc. was given the status of a major specialty board in 1941. It is the one certifying body for Plastic and Reconstructive surgery recognised by the American Board of Medical Specialties.

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ABPS certification has the following requirements:

  • Graduation from an accredited medical school
  • Completion of either:
  • at least three years of general surgery residency training
  • or a complete residency in neurological surgery, orthopaedic surgery, otolaryngology, oral and maxillofacial surgery, or urology.

As well as:

  • Completion of plastic surgery residency training of at least two years
  • Passing comprehensive oral and written exams

Currently, ABPS certification must be renewed by examination every 10 years.

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