Resident Registration & Evaluation of Training (required)

  • Residents in Independent programs must submit prior to entering plastic surgery
  • Residents in Integrated programs must submit during the first year of residency
  • This form must be submitted no later than December of the final year of plastic surgery residency


  • Download the Resident Registration/Evaluation of Training Form and the Instruction Letter.
  • List all training both completed and anticipated. 
    • Independent residents:  List entire prerequisite training (completed and anticipated) by PGY level in #12. List month-to-month rotations for entire training sequence in #15. Ask Program Director or Residency Coordinator for rotation schedule for anticipated training.
    • Integrated residents:  List all 6 years by PGY year in #13, and list only the first 3 years of month-to-month rotations in #15.
  • Remit form & payment of $185.00 processing fee in U.S. funds by check payable to the American Board of Plastic Surgery, Inc. This payment is not yet accepted online via credit card, but will be in the future.
  • Please allow 3-4 weeks for the processing and mailing of your Confirmation Letter. 
  • Carefully review the Instruction Letter before completing/submitting the form. Incomplete forms will delay processing time.


The most common errors are:

  • Omitting anticipated training in general surgery and plastic surgery
  • Incorrectly listing all training on one line (#'s 12 and 13) rather than listing each PGY level on a separate line
  • Omitting anticipated rotations in #15 


  • After submission of the form, if training is approved, the Board will send the resident an ABPS Confirmation Letter.
  • The Confirmation Letter is a preliminary verification of training to meet the Board’s requirements for certification. 
  • It is the resident’s responsibility to provide the Plastic Surgery Program Director or Residency Coordinator with a copy of the Confirmation Letter.



The Board strongly encourages residents to also keep a copy of their Confirmation Letter for their records.


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