New England Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, Inc.
Ph / (603) 880-4385
There are 6 classifications for Membership.
At the incorporation of this Society back on May 21, 1959, those diplomats became the Charter Members of the Society and comprised the initial Active Membership of the Society.
To be considered for election to the membership as an Active or Candidate member, the individual must be proposed and sponsored by an active member or senior member of the Society. Another letter of support must be obtained from either (1) the applicant's plastic surgery program director or her/his successor or (2) a second member of the New England Society practicing in the same vicinity as the applicant. Letters of support are to be sent to the Membership Chair at least two months in advance of the annual meeting.
These applicants who have completed their residency more than five years previously and who have been in practice in another state, require sponsorship by an active member or senior member of the New England Society. Supporting letters will be required from the secretary of their previous regional or state Plastic Surgery Society and a letter from a second member of the New England Society practicing in the same vicinity as the applicant.
Each applicant's credentials shall be presented by the Membership Chair to the Executive Council, which, in its discretion, determines if the individual satisfies the Society's requirements for admission to membership. If so, his/her name shall be submitted to a vote of the active membership of the Society.
Election to membership shall be by ballot, and the affirmation vote of not less than three-quarters of the active members present and voting shall be required for election.
The Application for membership can be downloaded from this site.
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Active Members shall be plastic and reconstructive surgeons who are diplomats of the American Board of Plastic Surgery, who are active members of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Inc., and who reside and/or actively practice in one of the New England states. Active members shall enjoy all privileges of membership, including the right to vote and to hold office, and shall be required to pay dues and assessments.
Plastic and reconstructive surgeons residing and actively practicing in one of the New England states who have completed formal training requirements for the American Board of Plastic Surgery but have not obtained certification, and who are Candidate members of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Inc., are eligible for election to Candidate status and, if elected to this category, shall automatically become Active Members at the time of certification. If the candidate fails to pass his/her Boards of Plastic Surgery seven years following completion of Plastic Surgery Residency, she/he will automatically lose his/her membership status. Candidates are not eligible to vote or hold office. They are invited to attend scientific and business meetings of the Society upon payment of registration fee. They shall be required to pay dues and assessments.