Excerpt from International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery BY-LAWS2018-2020
SECTION 7: RESIDENT MEMBERS
A. Basic Requirements: Resident Members must be current Resident in an official plastic surgery training program in their country.
B. Application Procedure: Applicants for Resident Membership shall be approved by the National Secretary in their country and sponsored by one (1) Active or Life Member in any country preferably other than their National Secretary. In countries with no National Secretary, applicants shall be approved by the Chair of National Secretaries. Completed applications including such documentation and fees determined by the Board of Directors shall be verified by the ISAPS Executive Office. These applications will then be approved by the Membership Committee for immediate admission to the society. Applications must be completed within twelve months of the date of submission. There is no refund for applications that are not complete within this time period.
Group Admission: Aesthetic societies, or aesthetic sections of national societies, may be invited to submit a group of names, contact information, and fees to admit their Resident/Fellow members according to ISAPS guidelines, thus by-passing individual application requirements.
C. The completed application must include the first year’s dues and the application fee. The dues will be refunded if the applicant is not elected to membership.
D. Rights and Privileges: Resident Members shall not have the right to attend biennial business meetings, to vote, to hold office, to sponsor applicants for membership, or to serve on committees of the society. A subscription to the ISAPS Journal, Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, is a benefit of membership for Resident members.
E. Transition to Associate Membership: Resident Members automatically become Associate Members after verifying completion of all training.
F. Automatic Termination: Resident Members are automatically terminated if their annual dues are not paid by the annual deadline.