Category 1

For US and Canadian applicants who have recently completed an ASOPRS-accredited fellowship

Upon completion of the fellowship, the candidate has one year to apply and 3 years to successfully complete all steps in the application process.  The candidate is inducted into the Society as a Fellow with full voting privileges. Category 1 is not applicable to graduates of ASOPRS-accredited international fellowships. 

Application
As you fill out the online application, you will need the following documents available to upload:

  1. Photo (JPEG no larger than 6GB)
  2. CV (PDF)
  3. ABO certificate or equivalent for Canadian applicants (PDF)*
  4. Surgical logs (2 years) from ASOPRSCoder*
4 Letters of Recommendation must be emailed directly to [email protected] by the writers:
  • Residency Director - recommendation and statement of successful completion
  • Fellowship Director - recommendation and statement of successful completion
  • Two recommendations from current ASOPRS members

Deadline: No later than July 1st the year after completion of ASOPRS-accredited fellowship training. Applications are required prior to sitting for the examination.

*ABO certificate and surgical logs may be submitted separately after those milestones are reached.

Thesis Guidelines

  • Thesis submission during fellowship is highly recommended to facilitate program director support and allow for revisions as necessary.  
  • Your thesis must be ACCEPTED no later than 4 years after completion of ASOPRS-accredited fellowship training.
  • Thesis deadlines are January 1 and May 1.

Examination Guidelines

  • Written and oral board exams are offered every fall during the ASOPRS meeting prior to the AAO annual meeting.
  • Candidates are eligible to sit for exams as early as the fall after completing fellowship training (recommended).
  • Candidates must pass all examinations no later than 4 years after completion of fellowship training.

Category 1 Membership Inductions are held during the Spring meeting.